The following appeared yesterday.
Roxon preparing e-health reforms
09 July 2009 05:27 PM
Health Minister Nicola Roxon has finally turned her gaze to e-health, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said today.
"I know that Nicola, our health minister, has been working extensively on some e-health reforms," Conroy said at an Australian Information Industry Association lunch in Sydney today. "Without getting into trouble, I understand that there are some things in the not too distant future that she might be saying on this front."
Roxon's inaction on the e-health front has had the Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton saying earlier this year that she had no agenda, despite his offers of bipartisan support for reforms. His views were shared by some in the e-health industry.
We can now all wait and see! Would have been nice for them to have been some decent consultation before we have something ‘just dropped’ on us.