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Publications

  1. Helen Hughes: A Tribute

    Glenys Byrne, Greg Lindsay, Noel Pearson, Ron Duncan, Tony Abbott | 27 Aug 2014 | Policy Forum

    CIS Senior Fellow Professor Helen Hughes AO passed away on 15 June 2013 after a lifetime dedicated to working passionately... Read More...

  2. Lessons from Singapore: Opt-Out Health Savings Accounts for Australia

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 28 Jul 2014 | Policy Monographs

    Singapore’s distinctive health funding and service provision arrangements have delivered comparable First World standards... Read More...

  3. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  4. Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  5. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Singapore has the right prescription

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 28 Jul 2014 | The Australian

    Individuals should be allowed to opt out of Medicare and assume more responsibility for funding their own healthcare.... Read More

  2. There are no free meals in the public hospital system

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 11 Jun 2014 | The Canberra Times

    The idea that health services are "free"  in public hospitals is patently false.... Read More

  3. Critics of a modest GP co-payment should get over it, healthcare has never been free

    Jeremy Sammut | 31 May 2014 | The Australian

    The cost of Medicare is increasing because health services are usually consumed without user charges, but healthcare never ... Read More

  4. Keeping the cuts in the family

    Simon Cowan | 14 May 2014 | Business Spectator

    Joe Hockey’s first budget is a hesitant first step towards fiscal responsibility but the age of entitlement hasn’t ended ... Read More

  5. The madness of child protection policy in Australia

    Jeremy Sammut | 23 Apr 2014 | Online Opinion

    In December 2013, the Abbott government announced plans to take adoption out of the 'too-hard basket' and make it easier ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. The two sides of preventive health

    Helen Andrews | 05 Sep 2014

    Two news stories from the past fortnight ought to be considered side by side, in each other's light. The first is a conference ...

  2. Free to choose in health

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 01 Aug 2014

    There are good lessons to learn from our Save-As-You-Go superannuation system when it comes to funding healthcare....

  3. Learning from our preventive health failures

    Helen Andrews | 04 Jul 2014

    We need to understand the shortcomings of the national preventive health agency to avoid repeating the same mistakes....

  4. Follow the French: Charge patients for public hospital accommodation

    Jeremy Sammut | 23 May 2014

    State governments could charge a daily accommodation fee for inpatient public hospital services to show that public health ...

  5. Should the private health insurance rebate be abandoned?

    David Gadiel | 09 May 2014

    The private health insurance rebate levels the playing field between public and private hospitals but needs to be better ...

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