‘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
‘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
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. We… more
Two decades of neoliberal cant has lessened expectations of our government …’ by Des Griffin