Health

Australia Compared with the US, UK, India and Canada for… thumbnail

How safe is Australia? How reliable are the police here? What about the drinking water? And healthcare? Where is Australia on internet and communication technology? How does the labour market compare with other countries? Is Australia as expensive as I’m told it is? What is Australia like for environmental sustainability? Okay, there are a lot [...]

Health Insurance in Australia and Going to Hospital thumbnail

We interrupt this road trip for another reprint of an Australian and New Zealand magazine article. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. Firstly, we are due another reprint, I like to do them every four weeks. And this article is a follow-up to the last one from June 1 which was called Going to the [...]

GP Fee

One of the main concerns for anyone considering moving to Australia, especially those who aren’t so young, is the cost of health services here. As you know, we had a federal budget not so long ago which I wrote about in my post The Misery Index 2013: a Response to Australia’s Budget. Top of my [...]

Doctor

With a swine flu sweeping around the globe, we were very concerned yesterday when our five-year-old came home from school totally wiped out. Bless her, she’d managed to power through the day but when my wife arrived to pick her up, she virtually collapsed into her arms. When we got her back home, we found [...]