Our study suggests setting targets for antibiotic prescribing is the next step to curb their overuse.
A study that shows GPs are prescribing about five million too many antibiotic scripts a year means we have to take a radical new approach to reducing use of these drugs.
Now you can find out who’s wining and dining our doctors, nurses and pharmacists with publicly available data of drug company funded events.
Drug companies funded more than 116,000 educational events for doctors over four years. Now you can find out exactly which companies footed the bills and how much they paid.
Firearms are not the main weapon of choice in homicides in Australia.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
Greener and better ventilated offices can lead to better performance of employees.
The quality of the office environment itself can have significant negative effects on thinking, health and productivity.
Australian Manuka honey may have to be called something else.
New Zealand is currently pushing to certify and protect Manuka honey. Should Australia follow suit with King Island Beef?
While noting the bravery of the police officers involved in the 2014 Sydney siege, a NSW coronial inquest also highlighted that mistakes were made.
Policing culture is often associated with a lack of transparency and a resistance to external examination.
Medical panels are constantly lowering thresholds across many diseases, which results in more and more healthy people being diagnosed as sick.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
The future of the NDIS is seemingly secured in this federal budget.
Health announcements in the federal budget include a slow lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze, money for new medicines, and an increase in the Medicare levy to fund the NDIS.
Eddie Koiki Mabo (left) and Jack Wailu on the Torres Strait island of Mer.
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The Mabo decision changed Australia's concept of land ownership. It was a divisive yet important step toward recognising Indigenous rights and establishing native title.
Hot-desking and activity-based work can bring on a range of issues.
While companies are committing to hot-desking and activity-based work, research is finding negative outcomes for workers.
Co-working can be a refreshing change for many employees where the design of the workplace and the politics of their organisation means they are simply too tired.
Co-working spaces are evolving to suits the needs of a changing workforce.
Can you trust the news you get on social media?
How do you know your search results or social media feeds aren't being manipulated for political purposes? It's not a crime to do so. But we believe it should be.
A shift to open-plan offices means interpersonal and influencing skills are more important than ever.
So-called 'soft skills' – including interpersonal skills, critical thinking and relationship-building – are rated as being important across all jobs and industries.
Police pursuits are among the most challenging operational situations facing officers.
Any policy governing police pursuits must balance the need to apprehend offenders with the safety of the community.
Research suggests messier desks promote better ideas and creativity.
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Some research suggests the state of your desk may influence your demeanour, but there's more to office politics than that.
The Australian Sports Commission’s John Wylie has reignited discussions about a UK-style lottery system to fund sport in Australia.
Proposals to introduce a national sport lottery system in Australia are not new.
Traditional policy responses are struggling to keep pace with new threats posed by new technologies.
How real is the threat of pornography? And what are the most appropriate responses?
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
AAP/Dan Peled/Queensland Supreme Court
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Queensland’s new anti-bikie laws propose to ban the wearing of all gang colours in public.
What will Queensland's new laws to combat the bikie 'menace' actually achieve?
Performers at the evening gala of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
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While there was plenty of razzmatazz at the Hangzhou summit, little progress was made on key policy issues.