Natalie’s Story: 110 ticks in one day


During her years in the service of New South Wales National Parks, Natalie Young was often bitten by ticks. For years, this was no big deal. She lived a healthy lifestyle, surfing regularly on top of her active, outdoor, dream job as Field Officer Discovery Park Ranger. She had renovated a couple of houses, was […]


Death by psychiatry


THE MISTREATMENT OF BARBARA WAS A TRAGIC END TO HER LIFE By John Curnow and Francene Lee Taylor In 2018 The Australian Government announced that it would provide a grant of 3 million dollars for research into Tick Borne-Diseases (TBD). A million dollars of this has been allocated to Professor Richard Kanaan, a psychiatrist at […]


When ALS is actually Lyme


By Maree Kratzer Many patients of tick-borne illness face an uphill battle for recognition in Australia. Not only do they navigate the physical, emotional, financial and social implications of chronic illness; they also battle a lack of scientific knowledge and medical support that denies them a healthy future. Karen and Rene, a couple in their sixties, are one example […]


Denial and death: Kay’s battle with Lyme in her partner’s words

Denial and death: Kay’s battle with Lyme in her partner’s words


A debilitating illness that has been slowly ensnaring the lives of many Australians in its clutches is on a worryingly gradual rise. Yet the Australian healthcare and medical industry are determined to refute the existence of Lyme in Australia. One of the recent victims of Chronic Lyme disease in Australia was Kay Hicking, a loving […]