The rod of Asclepius is an ancient symbol associated with astrology, the Greek god Asclepius and with medicine and healing. It was an obvious start for the number 80 and health as this symbol has been associated with health for centuries. The beautiful intertwining movement of the snake works so well for typography, the three loops of the number 80 easily create a base for the snake to create the number as well as wind around the Staff elegantly.
Health reform is one of the most important aspects facing our society and equality of service should be the cornerstone of any reform. As a society we hold freedom and equality as an inherent right of any Australian however that right is not always shown in legislation. We should all show pride in this new legislation, not just because it gives same sex families access to the services most Australians enjoy but because it finally shows that we are all equal and free.
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