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Publications

  1. Towards a more competitive Medicare: The case for deregulating medical fees and co-payments in Australia

    David Gadiel | 20 Mar 2015 | Research Reports

    This research paper outlines how to introduce a price signal for Medicare without introducing a GP copayment.

  2. An Ounce of Prevention? A Toolkit for Evaluating Preventive Health Measures

    Helen Andrews | 26 Nov 2014 | Policy Monographs

    How can a policymaker predict whether a preventive health program will save money over the long term? These eight questions... Read More...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Doctor, charge what you dare

    David Gadiel | 24 Mar 2015 | The Australian

    Rather than flogging the dead horse of the GP co-payment, the government could have avoided this embarrassment by leaving ... Read More

  2. Close hospitals to treat more patients

    Jeremy Sammut | 03 Mar 2015 | Adelaide Advertiser

    This may sound strange, but the way to get more hospital care and reduce waiting times is to close down public hospitals.... Read More

  3. Means testing free hospital care will make Medicare sustainable

    Jeremy Sammut | 08 Jan 2015 | The Australian

    Unless a means test is employed, and so long as the Medicare continues to offer ‘free and universal’ public hospital ... Read More

  4. Bill Shorten is opposing his own party's health policy

    Jeremy Sammut | 16 Dec 2014 | Daily Telegraph

    According to Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, the revised GP co-payment represents the death of Medicare. Yet what the Abbott ... Read More

  5. Government preventive health measures don’t add up

    Helen Andrews | 26 Nov 2014 | The Australian

    Preventive has become the hottest word in healthcare. From politicians in parliament to talking heads on television, everyone ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. A more competitive Medicare

    David Gadiel | 27 Mar 2015

    Government should abolish the Schedule Fee together with the bonus for bulk billing, and save itself the cost and contradiction ...

  2. Not pro-homeopathy, but anti-anti-homeopathy

    Helen Andrews | 20 Mar 2015

    There was something unseemly about the round of crowing that followed the release of the National Health and Medical Research ...

  3. Clarity Is crucial when discussing ADF and mental health

    Helen Andrews | 13 Mar 2015

    Taking care of the mental health of ADF personnel and veterans is not just important; it is a duty. However, the Australian ...

  4. The Iron Law of Medicare

    Jeremy Sammut | 06 Mar 2015

    What needs to be factored in to the health debate is that the so-called 'right to Medicare' involves trading off other important ...

  5. Can we trust the food nannies?

    Helen Andrews | 13 Feb 2015

    The dietary guidelines endorsed by the US and UK governments for the past three decades, which demonise fat as the number ...

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