Young people continue to bail out of increasingly expensive private health insurance, leaving a smaller, ageing pool to pay more. Despite industry claims the exodus puts extra pressure on public hospitals, the real pressure is on private health providers, argues Stephen Duckett.
Alcoholism and poor mental health were destroying Adelaide journalist Kurtis Eichler’s life. Here he writes about how he found the self-awareness and help to divert from his destructive trajectory.
Two months ago an MP behaved badly at a Parliament House Christmas Party. So why can’t the Government just deal with it?
Airlines are making slow progress in reducing their carbon emissions, but industry emissions overall are increasing. More efficient fuels might help, but rethinking that next flight will as well, argues Susanne Becken.
Today, readers comment on moves to build a new city sports entertainment complex, the Kimba nuclear waste facility decision, and the importance of getting a troubled electronic planning system right.
Today, readers comment on reports versus reality of Kangaroo Island bushfire impact, Aboriginal Cultural Centre design, and welfare income reporting rules.
Today, readers comment on a new electronic planning system, council misconduct, income reporting and bushfire research and management.”