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Injecting room recognises what life is like in the real world

6 Jun 2020

Injecting room recognises what life is like in the real world


The return of midnight bottle shop trading gets little attention, but expect violence to rise

13 Jan 2020

The return of midnight bottle shop trading gets little attention, but expect violence to rise


The surprising truth about Australian hospitals – we don't need so many

17 Dec 2019

The surprising truth about Australian hospitals – we don't need so many


Premier, please help us save young lives: a plea from 27 doctors for pill testing

28 Nov 2019

Over several decades, we, along with many of our clinical predecessors have been involved in the treatment of those suffering harm from drugs and alcohol at St Vincent’s Hospital.


Sydney likely to experience more alcohol-related violence if NSW Government waters down lockout laws

30 Sep 2019

Sydney is likely to experience an increase in alcohol-related harms if the Berejiklian Government accepts the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on Sydney's night time economy to remove the ‘3am last drinks’ measure in Sydney’s CBD and extend trading hours for sales of takeaway alcohol, according to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.


Don't humiliate Newstart applicants with drug test - it's no way to tackle addiction

10 Sep 2019

The stories emerging from the NSW "ice" inquiry – of desperate individuals and families unable to get help for their drug problems – are simply harrowing.


Government’s drug testing trial not the way to help people into treatment

6 Sep 2019

Government’s drug testing trial not the way to help people into treatment


Health insurers’ priorities all wrong

22 Jul 2019

Private health insurers and private hospitals have a symbiotic relationship. They rely on each other — need each other — to provide accessible, quality healthcare to 4.3 million Australians every year.


Catholic Health and Aged Care Services Response to the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act’

12 Jun 2019

On the 19th of June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (‘VAD’) comes into effect in Victoria.


Don't lock out the facts on lockout laws: they've made this city safer

30 May 2019

It’s hard not coming to the conclusion that the saga around Sydney’s lockout laws is coming to its denouement. The NSW Premier, saddled as she is with a Legislative Council crossbench of 11 members, and needing the votes of five of them to pass legislation, has read the writing on the wall.


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