While our health care services are not in terminal decline, they are suffering from some chronic illnesses. Yet successive governments have examined our health care policies and done little more than slap on some sticking-plaster and send the more demanding patients away with a jellybean.

The CPD’s work tackles the inefficiency, inequity and needless complexity of our health system. We provide a platform for experts, stakeholders and citizens to share information and develop ideas to resuscitate Australia’s ailing health policies.

Generic Medicines

‘US pharmaceutical companies don’t like the way that Australia, through the PBAC, sets drug prices. The Australian system brings great benefit to the Australian consumer. Dr David Henry has insider experience on the PBAC and describes how it works