Why the $7 co-payment is a bad idea

In last night’s budget, the Government announced a $7 co-payment for GP’s, as well as pathology, and a $5 co-contribution for medicines on the PBS. Now, $7 doesn’t seem like a lot, but the issue is, it’s not ever going to be $7. Sometimes, a GP can’t get everything they need just by looking at…

An open letter to our new Prime Minister

Dear Mr Abbott, Firstly, congratulations on being elected our latest national leader. You ran a very professional campaign, and defeated an opposition who was trying hard not to implode, whilst trying to destroy themselves at the same time. So you are now the elected official to lead our country into the next three years. And…

An open letter to Tony Abbott

Dear Tony, I realise that you’re in the midst of a very busy election campaign, however I feel like I need to bring some things to your attention that need your swift and decisive action. Now I know you’re a man who likes to be portrayed as Australia’s next action hero, what with the bike…

A call for a humane Asylum Seeker Policy

There’s lots of talk at the moment about Asylum Seekers, as both political parties released policies to “stop the boats” of asylum seekers, and how they are treated. Both of the policies include mandatory detention, locking up asylum seekers while their claims are processed. While I can understand why this is necessary to ensure security,…