The re-emergence of the Medicare co-payment idea for GP services could be the first step in the Coalition dismantling Australia’s universal health system, writes Dr Shaun Wilson.
All Australians should be deeply worried about the re-emergence of the Medicare co-payment idea for GP services.
The prime minister, Tony Abbott, says perpetrators of violent, alcohol-fuelled crime should face tougher consequences but said the power to address the issue is in the hands of state governments.
culture shapes our destiny.
We are in need of smartness. Desperately. Desperately seeking smartness...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has once again distanced himself from Liberal senator Cory Bernardi after the backbencher called for a new debate on abortion, railed against ''non-traditional'' families and called for more flexible industrial relations laws.
From the outrageous Murdoch media influence to the untold Saudi's control over al Qaeda, most of us, decent fair minded people, are taken for a ride...
The history of capitalism has running through it a history of alcohol.
Alcohol appeared at the beginnings of class society, with beer jugs found in the late Stone Age. Wine and beer existed in class society in Egypt, beer being brewed in the home. While most gods were local, Osiris, the god of wine, was worshiped across the country.
A recent poll asked people in Britain how many Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The answers they gave were shocking.
A threat to impose a fee for consular support after Australian activist Colin Russell was detained in Russia has opened the prospect of broader charges for government support of thousands of Australians who find themselves in trouble overseas.
On Friday foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop said the activities of the Australian government on behalf of Mr Russell had cost tens of thousands of dollars, and she would look very closely at recovering the costs.
"Of course cost recovery can be an important part of providing consular support," she said.
You, like most Americans, are friendly and like to mind your own business. You have 2.3 kids, a mortgage, and a loving spouse.
But, this is the 21st Century. A grand era of technology. Buck Rogers and H.G. Wells would be so proud of our technological advancements.
Loose ends tend to clutter our lives and, supposedly, a new year is a good time to tidy them up or burn them to cinders.
Tony Abbott will be having a great holiday.
He is no doubt luxuriating in one of France’s snowfield resorts – built by collaboration between business and strong unions.
At 4:13 in the morning on June 13, 1944, there was an explosion in a lettuce patch 25 miles southeast of London.
The Abbottite heresy grows not just wickeder but crazier by the day.