Poor prognosis: the future of Medicare

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Article
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Politics

General Practice. It used to be a dirty word among residents at the hospital. Everybody wanted to be a cardiologist or a neurosurgeon. It was more exciting to burr a hole into a patient’s skull or unplug their artery with a tiny balloon than to sit behind a desk and listen to their problems.  

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Article
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Culture
Politics

The siege and the stabbing

Inequality kills. The growing imbalance in the distribution of our wealth has a death toll. In late 2014, two individuals in different circumstances took violent and homicidal action, only a few days apart. Aside from timing, there isn’t, at first glance, much that links the actions of Man Haron Monis and Mersane Warria, the Cairns mother charged with the deaths of eight children.

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Announcement

Summer publication schedule

Overland has ceased publication for the summer break. The regular program will recommence on 19 January 2015. We wish all our readers safe and happy holidays.

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Article
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Culture
Reading
Writing

The push: product placement in fiction

A troubling new trend is emerging in publishing with companies paying for the placement and promotion of products in works of fiction. For instance, the latest thriller by bestselling British novelist William Boyd, The Vanishing Game, was commissioned by Land Rover, reportedly for a six-figure sum.