At a time of great strain on public health services and increasing out-of-pocket costs for patients, it is becoming clear that corporate tax avoidance is a health hazard, according to Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and...
Julia, an Australian citizen who recently returned from living in the United States for a time, writes about her 'rude awakening' to the health system there. The moral of her shocking story is that we should pay attention to what...
Lisa Bryant discusses in the Daily Life how a harrowing experience made a few things crystal clear. That we are all in this together. $230,000. It's hard to get accurate figures, but let's run with $230,000. That is how much Australia has...
Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, spoke in Melbourne today at the ACTU Congress on the six-point plan to build a better future for Australians. Here is Brett's speech. Firstly I acknowledge the Wurrungeree people...
Last Budget 2014, the federal Government launched an attack on Medicare in the form of a GP co-payment. After thousands of emails, many meetings and rallies, the co-pay plan was dropped (though their rebate freeze will still push GPs towards a...
A Robin Hood Tax (RHT) in Europe is moving closer. Tomorrow is Budget day in Australia. In order to bring the RHT to Australia, we ask you to pass a resolution calling on MPs to oppose the extension of the GST, close...
The Patients Before Profits tv advertisements which ran on our screens in February appear to have struck a nerve with the NSW LNP government. Health Minister Jillian Skinner called the ad a scare campaign and said “This union campaign is absolutely...
Today, Nurse Uncut considers 'price signals', Medicare, 'efficiency' and the myth of 'unsustainability'.  This piece, republished from The Conversation, is by John Attia, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at University of Newcastle, and John Duggan, Conjoint Professor at University of Newcastle. The Coalition...
Last week, ex-policeman and provocateur Tim Priest wrote an opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph, in which he accused the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association of being unconcerned about violence in the hospital system, instead being too busy with its anti-privatisation...
'The age of entitlement is over', we're told. But aren't we entitled to a decent health care system because we pay for it and voted for it (and because it's the right thing for all Australians)? Annie Butler, Assistant...