To read In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis during another global health crisis is a strange experience. One is made aware of the disparities in the Australian government’s response to the two events.
Between 1956 and 1963, the Australian government authorised British nuclear tests on Anangu country. ‘Old story, new story’ chronicles these events at Maralinga.
Hysteria is self-described as “A memoir of illness, strength and women’s stories throughout history.” In this book, Bryant tells her own journey of diagnoses, what she learns about them, and historical case studies with an equivalent diagnosis.
There was one message that sung through Royal Commission’s final report into Victoria’s mental health system, “the system is broken.”
Animals Make us Human is a collection of writings reflecting on the 2019/20 bushfires. Kirli Saunders talks about her essay for the book on the glossy black cockatoo.
Animals Make us Human is a collection of writings reflecting on the 2019/20 bushfires. David Lindenmayer talks about his essay for the book on the great gliders.
Chip Jones’ new book is a brilliantly researched exploration of a facet of the racial inequality that has long plagued the medical profession.
Simon Katterl takes us inside a public mental health hospital where it’s a daily battle for power and control.
Racist water: In the remote Indigenous community of Laramba in the Northern Territory (NT), drinking water contains almost three times the maximum safe level of uranium recommended by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
As we approach another bushfire season, Bill Cotter recalls the devastation on Betka Beach after last summer’s fires and also the resilience of nature.
Farah Beaini, a Lebanese-Australian poet, shares a poem for her city and the Lebanese people following the recent explosions in Beirut.