The looming war between pharmacists and doctors

The Pharmacy Guild’s strategy will create a backlash and in the end nobody will be better off.

Health is defence – Universal care vs ‘user pays’

Universal healthcare vs a ‘user pays’ system – according to Gold Coast GP Dr Andrew Rees.

6 key conditions that must be met before private health funds can engage with general practice

Private health insurers should be kept at arm’s length.

What the Dutch can teach us about private health insurance in general practice

The Netherlands is topping the international healthcare charts. Here’s how the Dutch did it…

Finally some common sense on health reform

Liberal MP Mal Brough: “This must be a debate about improving the health of the nation, not on cost cutting or shifting.”

5 little-known reasons why pharmacists should not be playing doctor

Here are 5 reasons why role and task substitution by pharmacists will fail.

Please don’t ruin our holiday again, Tony

Before Christmas – just as I was about to pack my suitcase – the Prime Minister dropped a bomb.

Fight back (video)

Sign the petition to stand up and show the Government that your health, that of your families, and a viable healthcare system matters most.

Looking after asylum seekers – who is crossing the line?

The boats have stopped, but global humanitarian crises haven’t. Is Australia taking its responsibilities?

How political leaders gamble with your health – 3 ways you can change this

Support the campaign and stop the catastrophic co-payment plan.

How to save general practice – the billion dollar question

How do we convince Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton there are better ways to save health dollars?

The Dutton promise

A truly remarkable speech by the Hon Peter Dutton MP…

9 reasons why GPs are being screwed by government

The government’s revised co-payment plan will alienate GPs and shift costs instead of making real savings. Sadly, it does not make healthcare more efficient.

Chaos alert: GP training in tatters?

Here’s to hoping that regardless of the government’s administrative ‘efficiencies’, the quality of the Australian GP training will remain world-class.

Why I am all tip and no iceberg

The contribution of doctors to our wellbeing is small compared to economic and social factors.

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