Should we move to a two tiered health system? Will this lead to two standards of care? By Jeffrey Braithwaite
John Menadue in a speech to the Australian College of Health Service Executives in Brisbane on the 22nd of February 2005.
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 possessions… more
Ian McAuley looks at how a value-based system can resolve public and private divisions in Australia’s health system. He describes the confusion and the grab bag of health proposals that we saw at the last election and outlines the importance… more
A summary of what we consider to be the key building blocks around which a national health policy should be built.
The pubs and clubs sought to position those pushing for the ban as dreary fun phobics who never went out after dark and couldn’t stand the thought of anyone enjoying themselves with a beer and cigarette. They knew nothing of… more
Tracy Reibel looks at how medicalised childbirth has largely replaced the low tech, low intervention approach to a normal physiological event that has indeed been constant over time and across cultures and asks if this situation is actually in the… more
Professor Hal Swerissen outlines the urgent need for a national framework to improve Australian primary health and community support systems.
Tim Woodruff offers a valuable critique of Labor’s Medicare Gold.