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October 2, 2019

It breaks my heart to send my homeless patient back to the street. There must be a better way

It seems wrong to accept that homelessness, drug addiction and mental health issues are beyond the remit of a public hospital. “In an ideal world, what […]
September 12, 2019

Record number of people with a disability being forced onto Newstart

PHOTO: Mandy Hunwick, who lives with MS, fought Centrelink for 17 months until she was approved for the DSP. (ABC News: Curtis Rodda) Mandy Hunwick used to love […]
September 12, 2019

R U OK co-founder Graeme Cowan shares his suicide note to help others

R U OK co-founder Graeme Cowan has been overwhelmed with support and messages of solidarity after sharing a suicide note he wrote in the depths of […]
September 9, 2019

Newstart recipients six times more likely to suffer poor health, researchers find

Exclusive: Monash University study finds those on welfare report ‘stark’ differences in health to those in paid work  Newstart and disability support pension recipients suffer an […]
August 19, 2019

Special Commission into ice hears that a lack of detox beds is holding up rehab in regional areas

A special commission of inquiry into the drug ice has heard that a lack of detox beds in large regional centres is preventing people from getting […]
August 5, 2019

NDIS promises to clear application backlog and defends opposition to sex therapy ruling

Exclusive: National Disability Insurance Agency acting CEO Vicki Rundle says Stuart Robert’s intervention only ‘temporary’ The enormous backlog of National Disability Insurance Scheme applications that forced the Morrison […]
July 18, 2019

Young people ‘rot away’ in aged care, three years after NDIS launched

Sarah Brady was a 39-year-old woman who could walk, talk and eat solid food when she was put into a nursing home to share a room […]
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