Issue 25 August 2018

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Current policies leave farmers high and dry in drought

The failure of autumn and winter rains across much of eastern Australia, particularly New South Wales and inland Queensland, is causing deep distress for many thousands of farming families, and the communities in which they live.

Captain and Lieutenant’s $444 million munificence

Every so often governments get a sudden but inexplicable rush of blood to the head that results in a political decision that bypasses the usual administrative and public service checks and balances.

Changes to AHPRA’s code of conduct would gag doctors

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has proposed changes to its doctors’ code of conduct that will have a chilling effect of the free exchange of ideas that the development of medicine thrives on, as well as compromising effective clinical practice in some instances.

Trump delivers for U.S. economy and workers

Following the imposition of tariffs (import duties) on imported steel dumped in the United States, and on imports from the European Union (EU), which restricts U.S. exports, the American economy is now growing at its fastest rate for years, despite threats of reprisals from the EU and China, and relentless negativity from the American media.

Treating depressed children: How will history judge us?

An investigative report by the BBC recently found that the number of antidepressants prescribed to children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has risen 24 per cent over the past three years.