Tag Archives: Commonwealth-state cooperation in health

STEPHEN DUCKETT. Labor charts a health policy rethink

The Labor Party has released a summary of the proceedings of its ‘National Health Policy Summit’, held in Canberra on 3rd March. Good on the ALP for holding the summit. Trouble is, the ‘communique’, while summarising the views of the … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Making the Federation work better.

The Abbott Government decided that over the next decade commencing in 2017 the Commonwealth Government would reduce grants to the states for education and health by $80 b. This is likely to produce a major and concerted campaign by the … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Making the Federation work better.

Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. State governments spend about 25% of their budgets on health and another 25% on education. A cooperative arrangement between the commonwealth and state governments in one of … Continue reading

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