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Publications

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Overcoming Governance and Cost Challenges for Australian Public Hospitals: The Foundation Trust Alternative

    Jeremy Sammut, Peter Phelan | 13 Oct 2013 | Policy Monographs

    Adapting the UK Foundation Hospital Trust governance and management model to the Australian health system can improve the... Read More...

  5. Saving Medicare: The Case for Market-Based Health Reform

    Jeremy Sammut | 27 Aug 2013 | Speeches

    A speech given by Jeremy Sammut at the Catholic Health National Conference Australia. 26-28 August, 2013

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Co-payment plan is no mortal blow against Medicare

    Jeremy Sammut | 12 Mar 2014 | The Canberra Times

    A modest GP copayment needs to be seen in context and does not represent a mortal threat to Medicare.... Read More

  2. Health the test for fiscal prudence

    Greg Lindsay | 06 Mar 2014 | The Australian Financial Review

    Means testing public healthcare would not deny access to medical treatment, but would encourage those of sufficient means ... Read More

  3. Co-payments key to affordable healthcare system

    Greg Lindsay | 09 Jan 2014 | The Australian Financial Review

    Scrapping the co-payment for GP services was one of the worst public policy decisions of the Keating government.... Read More

  4. How hospitals can cure themselves

    Greg Lindsay | 17 Oct 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    The key to addressing the challenges facing the health system is to boost public-sector productivity.... Read More

  5. We need more bang for our health dollars

    Jeremy Sammut | 15 Oct 2013 | ON LINE Opinion

    Australia will face problems funding its public hospital and other publicly funded health services if cost increases continue.... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Sale of Medibank Private

    David Gadiel | 11 Apr 2014

    There is no case for public ownership of Medibank Private. ...

  2. Getting the most bang for our hospital bucks

    Jeremy Sammut | 07 Mar 2014

    Only through structural reform and by exposing public hospitals to competitive pressures will we discover the true efficient ...

  3. Salute to exceptionalism (not)

    David Gadiel | 24 Jan 2014

    Why do meddling bureaucracies think they need to save us from ourselves?...

  4. COAG 'reforms' fail to fix public hospitals

    Jeremy Sammut | 08 Nov 2013

    A micro-economic reform agenda needs to be implemented in the public hospital sector to raise productivity....

  5. Solving the looming crisis facing health system

    Jeremy Sammut | 18 Oct 2013

    Public hospital governance should be devolved to the local level to deliver better productivity and performance.  ...

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