Julia Gillard writes, ‘We need to be bold enough to identify those things that may have up front costs but over time will reduce the demand for government.’ Her policy paper is available here Denis Lenihan applies Kant to the… more
Denis Lenihan applies Kant to the values and principles debate.
'In a 'good' society, this increase in risk and fear would be balanced by a greater, rather than lesser, governmental role and acceptance of responsibility' by Lyndsay Connors
‘Labor needs to integrate its policies in a clear vision and set of values – social values – rather than categorising its policies into ‘economic’, ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ headings with their implications of compromise, trade-off, and contradictions’, writes Ian McAuley.
Stephen Leeder and Ian McAuley on the crisis facing Australia including increasing premiums, whilst Kerry Goulston on critical problems facing our medical workforce
Ian McAuley writes, 'This policy forum demands a nation which invests in its physical, human, institutional and social capital so as to reduce the need for welfare dependence.'
Stephen Leeder and Ian McAuley write, ‘The more private health insurance there is, the less control there is over health care costs’
Kerry Goulston writes, ‘Many specialists in the public system do not feel valued and are consequently losing their commitment and engagement with the public hospital system.’
Director of Medicine for Macarthur Health, Dr Brad Frankum, speaks about a wasteful use of resources, media sensationalism, micro-management from above and professional abdication of responsibility. He calls for greater community participation in the governance of public hospitals and for doctors… more