The simple central message of this book is that we have been mistaken about the hazards of nuclear power. Some of this has been willful and some well intentioned.
If we did away with this hands-‘on intervention and redirected just half of current government spending on health into a medical expenses subsidy for individual Australians, the average subsidy would exceed $2,000.
When parts of the Australian media recently applauded the double suicide of a well-travelled, well-educated Melbourne couple who were not ill but simply growing old, I think we all need to stop and wonder where this is all going.
The number of international migrants has more than doubled over the last 30 years from 103 million to more than 250 million today and could quite possibly reach 400 million by 2050.
There are costs in overstating the importance of inequality (as distinct from poverty and disadvantage) to health.
All Australians, even those yet to be born, have a right to state protection of their human rights.
Almost a quarter of Australians earning in the bottom 20% are smokers. This rises to 30% in poor remote areas and 50% in regional Indigenous communities.
Simply bringing females into the surgical boys club will not change this culture. Changing the toxic culture among surgeons requires structural change.
$750 million, for example, has been spent to date on ICT systems, none of which will be available for people with disabilities or their families.
In the UK, the introduction of justice reinvestment strategies was accompanied by a parallel rise in the prison population.
This has the air of a very elaborate and callous charade that seemingly has rewarded public tantrum and trampled due process and justice.
The article shows Erin Smith, the person who delivers the program in the ACT, smiling broadly as she makes and then displays on a plate edible vulva sweet treats.