health April 22, 2017
The promise of renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo
For some brain cancer patients, Charlie Teo is seen as a final ray of hope who’s willing to tackle so-called inoperable tumours. But to many of his neurosurgeon peers, the myths far outweigh the miracles.
indigenous affairs March 18, 2017
Government withholds funding for Indigenous genetic disease foundation
Despite a Federal Court win over Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, a foundation supporting sufferers of a crippling genetic disease across remote Aboriginal communities is still waiting on funding promised under the previous Labor government.
health October 8, 2016
Millions of Australians caught in health records breach
The government’s negotiations with doctors over the Medicare rebate is not helped by a breach of privacy on apparently anonymised health data.
media September 3, 2016
Inside Swisse and its vexed ABC sponsorship deal
Amid serious concerns about its products’ efficacy, complementary medicine giant Swisse will do anything for credibility.
rural August 27, 2016
Exclusive: Toxic chemical conflict on Defence sites
Consultants paid millions by Defence helped revise chemical safety standards that could shield the department from multiple compensation claims.
defence August 20, 2016
PTSD and the rehabilitation of returned soldiers
As reports emerge that as many veterans have taken their lives this year as have been killed in the 13 years of the war in Afghanistan, a new narrative is emerging around post-traumatic stress disorder.
law & crime June 25, 2016
Victoria’s end-of-life choices inquiry and a tale of 3 deaths
A Victorian parliamentary inquiry’s recommendation that assisted dying be legalised may also lead to welcome changes in palliative care practices.