A promising start, but much more to be done

Ian McAuley has some views about what the Prime Minister did not say in his National Health and Hospitals Network announcement on 3 March 2010.

Your Local or mine?

Fiona Armstrong looks at the diverse meanings being given to the word ‘local’ in the current health debate, and explains the need for all health care services (not just hospitals) to be linked or...

Taking the pain out of patients’ hip pockets

Jennifer Doggett puts the spotlight on a significant gap in the health reform debate – the growing proportion of health funding that comes directly from patient’s pockets, as co-payments or out of pocket expenses.

Comments on Kevin Rudd’s Hospitals Statement

John Menadue AO, founder of the Centre for Policy Development, responds to the Government’s National Health and Hospitals Network announcement.

12th Annual Health Congress

Venue: Sydney Harbour Marriot, Circular Quay With the Federal Government setting its agenda for health policy reform, Australia is embarking on one of the most significant healthcare reforms yet. Over the three days of...

Putting Health in Local Hands | OCCASIONAL PAPER

Armstrong, Woodruff, Legge and Wilson argue that the best way to overcome the entrenched inequities and blame-shifting in Australia’s health system is to shift funding and power to regional health organisations.

National Healthcare Reform Conference

National Healthcare Reform Conference 30th November – December 2nd 2009, Rydges, Canberra Hear from the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission about the impending national healthcare reforms. Many expert speakers including CPD Fellow Ian...

Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of Medicare

John Menadue Calls for all good people to come to the aid of Medicare in his address to the Victorian Healthcare Association Annual Conference held in Melbourne, 23 October 2009

Extending the Role of Pharmacists

John Menadue’s address to the Pharmacy Australia Congress, October 17.

Medicare Select – Entrenching Inequality in Health Care? | DISCUSSION PAPER

Ian McAuley and Peter Frank analyse the ‘Medicare Select’ proposal and find it wanting.