We still arrogantly cling to the belief that we are the dominant species on earth and have the ability to easily adapt to such threats.
The provider receives additional subsidies when a resident is reclassified as requiring a higher level of care, staff levels rarely change.
The stories of mental illness you will never read about are not blips on the path to fame but debilitating complicated lifelong illnesses.
When the Coalition included the fund in the 2014 budget, it was hailed by the health and medical research sector as a watershed announcement.
The evaluation data are anything but positive and do not support retaining the current headspace model.
It takes time for any society to become normalised to patient killing and assisted suicide to the point where hitherto taboo extensions become feasible and reasonable.
The word 'committed' does not just mean that someone performed an action, but is connected with crime.
78% of substantive submissions were either against euthanasia and assisted suicide or were neutral and preferring to focus on end of life care more generally.
Health funds' business models are flimsy, with heavy churn rates of policies, complaints by the public and ancillary cover being widely questioned as offering poor value for money.
Currently, funding for aged care homes is based on a 'terminal decline model' rather than 'restorative care'. The provider receives additional subsidies when a resident declines.
The status of women depends not only upon education, but also on what is available for what is euphemistically called feminine hygiene.
Since this federal government was elected, we have seen 14 people die from suicide, inappropriate or inadequate medical attention, and injuries sustained in detention.