Unlocking the school gates
Despite its illegality, 'gatekeeping' remains a barrier to inclusive education. But parents can find that knowledge is power in combating the practice.
Tales of neglect
The aged care royal commission's interim report paints a picture of a system in deep crisis. Its recommendations for action have some merit, but won't address what are underlying systemic problems.
A poke in the eye
Pokies clubs and other gambling operators have had their charitable contributions exposed by new research.
Sore spot in aged care
Using pressure injury rates to target underperforming nursing homes is critical to improving Australia’s aged care system.
The crimes of obedience
What conditions give rise to so many people effectively consenting to large-scale harm within a democracy?
Too late for the old
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
Falling through the gap
A genuine partnership needs to be established between the government and Aboriginal people to get Closing the Gap targets back on track.
For the greater good?
Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.
The Rohingya dilemma: engagement is the way forward
With more than 800,000 Rohingya having now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, a large-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding. But boycotts or sanctions are not the best options.
Resident-on-resident aggression under the microscope
Rising dementia in the nursing home population means violent behaviours will increasingly be an issue.
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Kate de Bruin
Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education
Associate Professor of Criminology
Professor, Monash Bioethics Centre
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources