We are all more insecure

Professor Patrick McGorry, in The Age this morning warns there has been a surge in traffic to crisis helplines and emergency departments and a 31% increase in Victorians seeking help …

Aged care – we can do better

There’s no doubt that aged care homes were, and probably still are, ill-prepared for Covid-19. It’s also tragic that by 29 August, 407 aged care residents had died of the virus, presumably without family members close by.  …

Masking healthcarer risks

322 new cases in Victoria today is tragic, but there is some relief in the assessment by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that the numbers of new cases now appear to be stabilising and trending downwards. …

HomeBuilder dodgy economics

The Government claims its HomeBuilder stimulus package will help home-owner-occupiers and keep tradies in work but is private housing where investment is most needed? And will it just add to household …