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Medicine and Healthcare in Australia

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There’s much to celebrate in the history of Australian medicine and medical care – from the famous breakthrough in penicillin to the development of the Gardasil vaccine. Our Medicare model is the envy of many countries.

But have we become complacent? What are the pre-existing and emerging gaps in our system? And how might we adapt our healthcare and research models in line with changes in demography and technology?

In this Fifth Estate discussion, we’ll take a long, hard look at Australian healthcare today. Where do we need to direct our investment? Join our panellists as they discuss who’s getting adequate care, who’s missing out and what we can learn from care and research models overseas.

Metropolis will be our bookseller for this event.

Featuring

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Ranjana Srivastava

Dr Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist, Fulbright scholar and award-winning author. She is a Walkley Award finalist for her columns on medicine and humanity in the Guardian. Her honours include the Human Rights Literature Prize and a medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution the field of ... Read more

Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE is one of Australia’s most celebrated science and medical research leaders. An eminent immunologist and biologist, Sir Gustav is a former director of Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (1965–96), where he now serves as Patron. He has been an energetic warrior ... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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