This week's picks:
In the first of a series of responses to A Health Policy for Australia: reclaiming universal health care, Gavin Mooney argues for more emphasis on inequity, transparency, management, community participation in setting principles, Aboriginal health, and the problems in teaching… more
John Menadue explains why A Health Policy for Australia criticises the private insurance industry.
This is an edited transcript of John Dwyer's address to the launch of A Health Policy for Australia: reclaiming universal health care in Sydney on Tuesday October 10.
In Ian McAuley'’s address at the launch of ‘Reclaiming Universal Health Care’ he argued that our current health policies are ‘an extraordinary combination of East German bureaucratic intervention and Chicago-style radical libertarian economics’.
This is an extract from Hansard on Wednesday October 11, 2006. See here for the full transcript (pdf). (3.06 pm) Mrs Markus: ‘My question is addressed to the Minister for Health and Ageing. Is the minister aware of claims that… more
Education intern Jessica Stead introduces the Centre for Policy Development’s new series on education funding policy
Chris Bonnor describes how inconsistent obligations condemn one sector to struggle and enable the other to succeed.
Howard and Beazley’s failure to stir up public outrage over the recent native title decision in WA shows that the old ‘backyards at risk’ line is getting rusty, writes Larissa Behrendt.