• 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.

  • GAP in 2017 – a year in review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 21, 2017

    2017 has been a year of celebration for Global Access Partners. Managing Director Catherine Fritz-Kalish reviews a GAP year filled with achievement.

  • Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association release new report

    Emma Johnson     |      December 16, 2017

    To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, AHHA is recommending that Australia reorientate the healthcare system over the next 10 years by enabling outcomes‑focused and value-based healthcare. Read the full report here.

  • How to talk to your children about sexual assault

    Paul Dillon     |      December 13, 2017

    The #metoo campaign is encouraging more and more women to come forward and tell their stories about sexual assault and harassment. Drug education expert Paul Dillon writes that this is a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the issue of sexual assault with their children.

  • Good habits for good environment

    Lisa Novoradovskaya     |      December 7, 2017

    Environmental damage will considerably impact generations to come. Lisa Novoradovskaya, PhD student at Curtin University, WA, explains how changing behaviours by promoting proper habits could improve our health and environment.

  • Questioning the NDIS

    Diana Palmer     |      December 6, 2017

    The NDIS will only support around 400,000 people with disability, yet there are 3.96 million people with disability in Australia. Diana Palmer from IDEAS questions what will happen to those remaining – especially when they no longer have access to information about the services they need?

  • Your chance to support AccessAbility Day

    Nicholas Mallory     |      December 5, 2017

    Australian businesses can explore the benefits of employing more people with disabilities on an AccessAbility Day from December 4th to 8th.

  • International Day of People with Disability

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      December 3, 2017

    Today is International Day of People with Disability. Open Forum asked young writer Jamie-Lee Dwyer to comment on this year’s theme of ‘transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all’.

  • Australia comes bottom of the class on climate action

    John Iser     |      November 24, 2017

    Australia has scored poorly in the recently released Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) coming 54 of 57 countries and remaining a long way from Paris targets. Dr John Iser of Doctors for the Environment discusses the major additional effort to be undertaken if Australia is to increase its ranking.