The greatest infectious killer in human history is making a comeback, morphing into new drug-resistant forms. While it is largely forgotten in wealthy nations, millions of people a year get sick from tuberculosis. Jo Chandler, to her surprise, is one of them.
Tracing the pressure that led to an extraordinary, explosive riot on Christmas Island, through the story of someone who was there and the story as told in the official records.
Australian plans to shine sunlight on hidden pharma freebies are moving at glacial speed.
By law medical professionals must keep up their education — providing plenty of opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to help out. But do free flights, free dinners and consultancy fees put doctors in Big Pharma’s pocket?
Immigration Detention is one of the most controversial areas of Australia’s political landscape. The treatment of asylum seekers provokes seemingly endless rhetoric, hostility and the fear, but rarely do the voters see inside of these mysterious facilities. The centres are largely shielded from public scrutiny, and journalists who try to penetrate this culture of secrecy are generally denied access.
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It’s an ugly truth: Australians are fatigued by the debate about how the country should deal with asylum seekers arriving by boat.
Some are outraged that asylum seekers are locked in detention centres, even seeing it as a violation of human rights. Others feel the mandatory detention system is still not tough enough, encouraging more people to risk dangerous boat trips rather than stay in refugee camps overseas.
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Listen to Clare Blumer’s audio interview with Dr Allen Frances.
Buddhist monks pit prayer against Cambodia’s desperate power needs and China’s profit motive.
Cambodia has turned to clearing its prehistoric forests for hydro-electricity dams. And China is only too eager to help.
Really, it’s nothing to sniff at.
Following revelations that easily spread asbestos remained unaddressed at Villawood, the NSW Police Association is threatening to ban officers from the controversial detention centre.
Reports of dangerous asbestos contamination, revealed under Freedom of Information, show hazards have not been addressed at Villawood, the nation’s largest mainland detention centre.
Federal legislation to improve transparency in the payments between drug-makers and doctors will be widened to include smaller pharma companies, medical device producers and all health-care workers. But the bill still faces stiff opposition.