Mental Health Week is a time to remember the forgotten children

As Australia marks Mental Health Week we should stop to remember that it is not only wealthy Australians who are worthy of effective treatment and a lifestyle that is conducive to being mentally healthy. There are too many people whose circumstances foster mental illness, who lack the proper support networks for recovery, and who are…

Dollars as well as sense needed for Syrian refugees

Last month the Australian Government announced 12,000 resettlement places for people fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq. The decision has been widely applauded by refugee advocates and heralded as a triumph of people power, given that it came after tens of thousands of Australians took to the streets in support of asylum seekers in the…