Tag Archives: Minister Dutton

John Menadue. Refugees, the community and civil society

It has been thrilling to see the warm response of many people, and particularly the Germans, to refugees fleeing from war-torn Syria and other countries. Over ten million people have been forced to flee their homes in Syria. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Nanny Endovelicus. Preventing prevention Part 2

This is part 2 of a series on health prevention. It was initially posted in October last year.  John Menadue. Yesterday, in part 1, I began the task of analysing the cuts to the Commonwealth’s health budget and to the … Continue reading

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Jennifer Doggett. Budget 2014 – Primary Health Care

While some commentators are calling this Budget ‘The end of universal health care’ others are seeing some opportunities to improve health system performance, in particular through better collaborations with state-funded health services and programs. The most high profile Budget measures … Continue reading

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John Dwyer. Primary healthcare in Australia reaches the crossroads.

 When I graduated some 50 years ago more than 50% of my class pursued careers as General Practitioners. In the last available survey of the career intentions of graduating medical students only 13% said they were interested in Primary Care … Continue reading

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