This blog is totally independent and has only three major objectives.
The first is to inform readers of news and happenings in the e-Health domain, both here in Australia and world-wide.
The second is to provide commentary on e-Health in Australia and to foster improvement where I can.
The third is to encourage discussion of the matters raised in the blog so hopefully readers can get a balanced view of what is really happening and what successes are being achieved.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I Can’t Say I Feel Much Sadness About This. She Never Really Grasped Health IT In My View
This appeared late yesterday.
September 16 2016 - 5:28PM
Finance Department secretary Jane Halton quits
Finance Department boss Jane Halton has announced her resignation.
The department's staff were told on Friday morning of her pending departure after 33 years as a public servant and 14 as a departmental secretary.
Deputy secretary Rosemary Huxtable will act in Ms Halton's position from October 15 until a permanent replacement is found.
Ms Halton has been one of Australia's highest-profile bureaucrats since she chaired the Howard government's "people smuggling taskforce" in 2001 and was at the centre of the children overboard affair.
Despite the bitterness the affair engendered on the left of politics, Ms Halton worked effectively with subsequent Labor governments, most notably as secretary of the Health Department and her role in delivering Labor's plain packaging for cigarettes.