Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at the Grattan Institute, analyses the major parties' health promises for this election.  The major parties’ manifestos for the 2019 federal election present voters with starkly contrasting health policies. These policies are shaped...
The Morrison Government's Medicare Guarantee fund is just a dishonest accounting trick, says the Grattan Institutes's Stephen Duckett. Treasurer Scott Morrison pulled a health-related rabbit out of his hat on budget night, announcing the government will “guarantee” the future of...
Nurses and midwives are calling on all governments to work with our professions to support the health and wellbeing of our community. There are currently 374,216 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Nurses and midwives,...
Stephen Duckett from the Grattan Institute assesses the Turnbull/Morrison government's record on health, and it's not looking good.  The Turnbull/Morrison government has a mixed record, at best, on health. The 2019 budget cash splash includes more promises on health but these...
Poverty may be putting the health of our kids at risk.
Remana is a registered nurse working in a regional hospital. We asked her what improvements she'd like to see to help hospitals operate better. Further down, she shares what she thinks we're getting right. Coming from a rural hospital, we'd like...
FINAL CALL: UP TO $8,000 AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT All women currently employed in the Australian health sector are invited to apply for a limited pool of scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of...
Scholarships open: Tuesday 29 May 2018 Scholarships close: 5pm (AEST) Sunday 24 June 2018 Successful applicants announced: Thursday 12 July 2018 The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), HESTA Australia and the Lowitja Institute are proud to announce that applications for the...
The Federal Budget handed down two weeks ago by the Coalition Government has a number of problems. No new public hospital funding, no effort to mandate ratios in aged care and continued cuts to the ABC are some of the...
A new report from The Centre for Independent Studies has revealed what many nurses already know; there is not enough access to palliative care. As many as 130,000 people could have received palliative care last year but only around 11%...