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

This week in the Policy Portal

The Policy Portal has two important articles on health. Is there a crisis in NSW hospitals? by Brad Frankum Generic Medicines by David Henry. We have updated the policy section to enable readers to comment directly on policy articles. Wemore

Life: be in it

Gillian Bouras ‘I learned too late about the signs of her intention: she seemed light-hearted, friends said, for the first time in ages, and she was giving people presents. Of course it turned out that they were her own possessionsmore