When the young journalist Keith Murdoch arrived in Gallipoli in September 1915, he was shocked by the incompetence of the British officers and the senseless loss of young Australians life.
Rheumatic heart disease has been wiped out in most parts of the developed world. However at least 3,000 people in the Northern Territory alone are being treated for this terrible disease. The overwhelming majority of them are Aboriginal.
The 2016 murder of remote area nurse Gayle Woodford sent shock waves across the Australian nursing community. This terrible incident has brought to light a long history of violence against rural and remote nurses.
Rural, remote and Indigenous health services are making great gains. And the key is developing internet-based records, having good coordination among health services and staying focused on community-based care.
The 31st of August is International Overdose Awareness Day. This movement originated 16 years ago in Melbourne, Australia.
The biggest elephant in the room of western economics - the cost of healthcare.