The Prime Minister is bringing his chequebook along to his first meeting of state and territory leaders in Adelaide, promising extra money for doctors, nurses and specialist services.
A new tax on alcohol which could see the cost of cask wine rise by more than 100 per cent would be the most cost-effective way for the Australian Government to address the nation's growing obesity crisis, a team of health economists at Deakin University in Melbourne concludes.
Three remote Western Australian Indigenous communities say they have been disadvantaged because their homes lie within national park and reserve areas — and they want out.
Almost 900,000 people were added to the public hospital elective surgery waiting list over the last year, a jump of 70,000 in five years, and they had to wait longer.
There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.
The man behind a $10 million donation to Southern Cross University says he will not try to influence what is taught in holistic medical courses.
Labor has pledged borrow big and spend large, with a swag of major infrastructure projects set to start in their second term of government.
South Australia is the last state in the country to introduce regulations around the sale and use of e-cigarettes and is the first to ban their sale online or by mail.
As more Australians ask for help with their mental health, insurers are reportedly out of step, with one grieving woman told to not seek treatment after the death of her husband if she wanted life insurance cover.