Tag Archives: Medicare Locals

John Thompson. The costly abolition of Medicare Locals

Despite promising to keep Medicare Locals, the Abbott government abolished the fledgling organisations after it took office. Even when it had no clear policies or plans to replace them, the Abbott government seemed determined to undo many of the initiatives … Continue reading

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Jennifer Doggett. Budget 2014 – Primary Health Care

While some commentators are calling this Budget ‘The end of universal health care’ others are seeing some opportunities to improve health system performance, in particular through better collaborations with state-funded health services and programs. The most high profile Budget measures … Continue reading

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Fran Baum and Sara Javanparast. Demise of Medicare Locals.

Demise of Medicare Locals: impact on community health, partnership and PHC research Fran Baum and Sara Javanparast   Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, Adelaide Tuesday’s budget announced the abolition of the 61 Medicare Locals and that … Continue reading

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John Dwyer. Primary healthcare in Australia reaches the crossroads.

 When I graduated some 50 years ago more than 50% of my class pursued careers as General Practitioners. In the last available survey of the career intentions of graduating medical students only 13% said they were interested in Primary Care … Continue reading

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