• Health

    Thanks for the cash, now what about health service reform?


    David Thorp |  February 23, 2018


    Reforming the health system is the only way to stymie the rising economic burden of health services but how do we deliver it? Dr David Thorp considers the advantages of new forms of community health service delivery.


  • Health

    Indigenous health


    Dominic O'Sullivan |  February 21, 2018


    For governments indigenous health continues to be an intractable policy problem. Author of ‘Indigeneity – a politics of potential’ Dominic O’Sullivan considers the proposal of an Indigenous Health Purchasing Authority.


  • Culture

    Legal parentage and surrogacy – more inconsistency?


    Cressida Limon |  February 20, 2018


    Confusion around legal parentage and surrogacy arrangements is continuing to cause conflict between Australian domestic public policy in relation to ‘commercial surrogacy’ and the child’s best interests. UWS law lecturer Dr Cressida Limon explores recent developments.


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  • Solutions to Australia’s housing affordability woes

    Derek Grima     |      February 16, 2018

    Housing affordability continues to be a key issue in Australian cities. Founding Director of BeFinancial and CPA ‘changemaker’ Derek Grima looks at action that government and individuals can take to face ongoing housing affordability challenges.

  • Blueprint maps out how to give Australians a 21st century health system

    Alison Verhoeven     |      February 15, 2018

    The recent report released by Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association maps out how to transform our healthcare system into a fit-for-purpose 21st century system. Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of AHHA, advocates for the immediate roll out the recommendations.

  • Improving health literacy crucial to better health outcomes

    Grant Kardachi     |      February 15, 2018

    Health literacy and self care are vital components of a sustainable healthcare system – but Australia has disturbingly low levels of both. Grant Kardachi considers the fundamental importance of improving Australia’s health literacy.

  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning – what does it mean for healthcare?

    Megan Kennedy     |      February 12, 2018

    Is the onset of artificial intelligence to be feared or embraced? Healthcare consultant Megan Kennedy considers the revolutionary potential AI presents.

  • Functional food

    Chris Blanchard     |      February 8, 2018

    The saying ‘You are what you eat’ is at the core of the research by the Director of the Functional Grains Centre and Charles Sturt University Professor of Food Science, Chris Blanchard. He writes about innovative research to improve the health properties of the grains we eat.