Torrey Orton discusses the difficulties in talking about values.
Carol Gaston argues that health policy should support the ultimate goal of improving the health status of all Australians and the provision of safe, efficient and effective health care.
The Centre for Policy Development has embarked on a project to articulate a set of values that should underpin policy development in Australia. The Common Wealth is the first articulation of these values. It identifies… more
Every two weeks the Centre for Policy Development and AHPI publish the Did You Know feature with the aim of increasing awareness on a range of issues affecting health
Eva Cox argues that changes in government child care ‘policy have encouraged rising fees, poor planning and irresponsibility in spending’. She proposes that ‘the government move back to funding centres, not parents, as was done… more
Jeff Richardson and Ian McAuley explore the idea of private Medical Savings Accounts.
The Centre for Policy Development would like your help to determine the basic ways our health programs should be funded and delivered. We have put forward several options: Laissez faire, Correction of market failure, Welfare,… more
Graham Vimpani urges the government to focus its energies on investing in early childhood. He argues that the early years of development are the most critical and that the investment will bring dividends for the… more
What is a Bill? A bill is the document that contains the proposal for a new law (or an amendment to an existing one). It has a "long" title and a "short" title. The short… more