Articles from Club Troppo
As I see it, the four key challenges for the new Minister for health and ageing are: promoting health (not just treating disease); addressing the disconnect between care settings (particularly hospital, primary and dental care), fixing the private sector; and addressing the national disgrace of aged care.
‘Health’ is much more than medical interventions
If we want politicians to actually represent their constituents, we need to free them from the pressure of toeing the party line.
This is a piece I did for Crikey I’d forgotten I’d written and hadn’t put it up here. So now I have. The article was spotted by someone who has been exposing just how much damage opening up Congressional committee deliberations to the public has done. It’s a very interesting take.