An open letter from lawyers and legal scholars and organisations calling on the Australian government to support the temporary TRIPS waiver at the World Trade Organisation
From safe within their national borders, Australians watch the calamity unfold on their screens – terror stricken families trying to save dying loved ones as the subcontinent’s hospital system collapses – desperately crowdsourcing medicine and oxygen cylinders.
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.
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.
Creative writing piece by Meera Atkinson in collaboration with formerly incarcerated people with a history of injecting drug use and participants in a recent study by the University of New South Wales.
There was one message that sung through Royal Commission’s final report into Victoria’s mental health system, “the system is broken.”
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.
Chip Jones’ new book is a brilliantly researched exploration of a facet of the racial inequality that has long plagued the medical profession.
This sidelining of human rights makes it easier to subordinate human rights as less important than economic interests, writes Lee Carnie.
Simon Katterl takes us inside a public mental health hospital where it’s a daily battle for power and control.
“Who is that child not dancing like the other cats?” one of the other parents asked. Katy’s mother was stuck between embarrassment and intense pride. This is a story of courage, perseverance and overcoming adversity. Katy Barnett is a Professor at Melbourne Law School with extensive publications in private law and remedies law.