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Tackling National Health
Written by Ben Dahlstrom   
Monday, 01 February 2010
Hailing from WA, former Australian Governor-General and Governor of WA, Major General Michael Jeffery is not spending his retirement years like many of us by fishing, travelling or playing golf.
AAPM's New Leaders, New Direction
Thursday, 01 October 2009
McGeorge_Kathy_Oct09_TN.jpgAs incoming WA State President of the Australian Association of Practice Managers (AAPM), Kathy McGeorge will be responsible for representing the interests of WA's practice managers.
Dr Penny Flett: Aussie of the Year
Wednesday, 01 April 2009
Flett_Penny_Dr_Apr09_TN.jpgDr Penny Flett is a familiar name to many in the profession, particularly those working with older patients ...
Dr Kim Hames: man with a plan
Monday, 01 December 2008
thumb_Hames_Kim_Dr_Sep08.jpgWA's new Health Minister Dr Kim Hames seems to be a warmly welcomed replacement for Jim McGinty...
Silver Chain's Chris McGowan
Saturday, 01 November 2008
McGowan_Chris_Nov08_TN.jpgSilver Chain has nearly 2,5000 staff and controls around 35% of the Health and Community Services public funding in WA, giving it a unique position within Western Australia's primary care infrastructure and luring CEO Mr Chris McGowan from South Australia...
Michael Malone - iiNet founder
Friday, 01 June 2007

 iiNet co-founder and managing director Michael Malone is the epitome of the technology-based rags-to-riches success story that fuelled the Internet boom of the 1990s.

Health Reform Architect - Jim McGinty
Sunday, 01 April 2007
McGintyJim.jpgHe is the architect of change, the general behind the Director General, the man who would transform health in WA. As the long-serving Health Minister, the Hon Jim McGinty is pushing perhaps the most radical set of health reforms ever seen in this state.
Karl O'Callaghan - cops and medicos
Thursday, 01 February 2007
WA Police Commissioner Karl O'CallaghanWA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has seen it all in his 32 years of service. Like all policemen, he has done his share of beat walking and operational policing. He has overseen front line operations as District Superintendent in the Wheatbelt and South East Metro districts. He has even been in the hot seat as WA's ‘top cop’, which makes his observations sobering and chilling.
The legacy - HBF's Mike Gurry
Wednesday, 01 November 2006
thumb_Gurry_Mike_Nov06.jpgFor eleven years, Mike Gurry has been at the helm of WA's flagship health insurer, HBF. The fund has close to 900,000 members, and as a company, it has developed in two significant directions under Mike's leadership. He has championed the cause for HBF's diversification, resulting in a stronger organisation with...
Tim Minchin, Comedian
Tuesday, 01 August 2006
thumb_thumb_Minchin_Tim.jpgTim Minchin won the prestigious Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This success catapulted him into the limelight and has made him hot property around Australia and in the UK but few know of his medical connections....
Spotlight on... Dr Peter Nattrass
Saturday, 01 July 2006
thumb_Nattrass_Peter_Dr1.jpgDr Peter Nattrass has won three Lord Mayoral elections with ease and weathered his share of controversy and criticism. Now in his 29th year in office (11 as Lord Mayor), he has shown tremendous commitment to the city, even in the face of recent personal tragedy. Amicable and charming, he is disarmingly honest for a politician...


Dr Peter Steele - Western Force doc
Thursday, 01 June 2006
thumb_thumb_0606Peter_Steele_player.jpgWhen 37,000 spectators turned out to support the Emirates Western Force rugby team take on the ACT Brumbies at Subiaco Oval, Dr Peter Steele was there. He was the team doctor whose baptism of fire came when replacement flanker Josh Graham went down unconscious in the second half...
The Inside Word - Ruth Callaghan
Monday, 01 May 2006
thumb_callaghan_ruth300px.jpgThe West Australian enjoys a unique monopoly amongst Australia's daily newspapers. As the state's only daily broadsheet voice, who determines what health and medical issues are covered and how? Ruth Callaghan has some of the answers...
David Wirrpanda - off-field goals
Saturday, 01 April 2006
thumb_0604david_footy1.jpgWest Coast Eagle David Wirrpanda is striving for something beyond an AFL premiership. As a passionate fighter for indigenous youth he has set up a foundation and other Aboriginal players are helping him.....
Against all odds - Louise Sauvage
Thursday, 01 September 2005
thumb_0507louise_sauvage.jpgOnce a familiar figure pushing along our Swan River bridges and bike tracks, wheelchair track paralympic champion Louise Sauvage spent many Perth sunrises tackling the steep hills of Kings Park. Like many in her position, she finds time to help others...
Justin Langer - attitude plus
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_langer_headshot.jpgIn a cricket climate currently full of dashers, Justin Langer has used his mental strengths to survive and succeed. When Medical Forum spoke to him driving home from the WACA, his enthusiasm for his sporting life was clearly evident...
The Deep - Graeme Henderson
Tuesday, 01 June 2004
thumb_thumb_Henderson_Graeme_shipwreck_web.jpgAs a typical teenager, Graeme Henderson was unsure what career path he wanted. A 1963 fishing trip to Ledge Point (110km north of Perth) changed the course of his life. Graeme discovered the remains of the Gilt Dragon....
John Worsfold - footy's Woosha
Saturday, 01 May 2004
thumb_thumb_Worsfold_John_web.jpgIn his third year as Coach of the West Coast Eagles, Australian Rules Football veteran and pharmacist John Worsfold doesn't fool around with his players' physical and mental health. His approach is based on his 12 years playing with the Eagles...
Mary-Anne Kenworthy: sex & health
Thursday, 01 April 2004
thumb_Kenworthy_MaryAnne_web.jpg Adult industry entrepreneur Mary-Anne Kenworthy has 20 years under her belt in the adult sex industry. She now operates three Langtrees businesses in Perth, Midland and Kalgoorlie with 120 sex workers on her books. She talked with Medical Forum...
Political ambition - Dr Kim Hames
Thursday, 01 January 2004
thumb_thumb_Hames_Kim_Dr_web.jpgDr Kim Hames, former Liberal MP and Minister for Water Recourses, Aboriginal Affairs and Housing, is making a political comeback. This 2004 interview offers some interesting insights....
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