All posts by Stephen Duckett

How has COVID affected Australians’ health? New report shows where we’ve failed and done well

How has COVID affected Australians’ health? New report shows where we’ve failed and done well

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in Australia on January 25 2020. Within two months, the lives of all Australian were upended. Australians were stranded overseas as external borders were slammed shut. State borders were closed to people…

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Labor has a huge health agenda ahead of it. What policies should we expect?

Labor has a huge health agenda ahead of it. What policies should we expect?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Labor’s win in Saturday’s election heralds real change in health policy. Although Labor had a small-target strategy, with limited big spending commitments, its victory represents a value shift to a party committed to equity and Medicare, and, potentially,…

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