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Free rapid antigen tests makes economic sense for governments, our analysis shows

Image: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/AAP Following considerable public pressure over the past few weeks, the federal government has announced concession card holders will soon be able to...

Australia shouldn’t ‘open up’ before we vaccinate at least 80% of the population. Here’s why

  Picture: Shutterstock Earlier this month National Cabinet released a four-phase COVID response plan. It wasn’t so much a plan – it had no dates and...

Budget package doesn’t guarantee aged-care residents will get better care

  Picture: Shuttlestock The big investment in aged care announced in last night’s federal budget – an extra A$17.7 billion over five years – is...

Private health insurers should start paying for hospital-type care at home

Having treatment at home is more convenient for patients.  Photographee.eu/Shutterstock In the past, when you needed chemotherapy or intravenous (in-the-vein) treatments such as antibiotics or...