Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent
Comment: Age of entitlement ends
Hundreds rally against Medicare reforms and fees for GP visits
- Australian Associated Press
It looks like next week will be interesting with the Commission of Audit Senate Enquiry and just what regarding the health sector might be discussed.
Commission Of Audit Senate Enquiry - Interim Report.
Listened to the webcast of a good deal of the Senate Enquiry. The discussion was pretty predictable but with one or two contributions being fun to listen to. Most especially there was an ASU representative who said the process for the Commission of Audit was flawed because it reported to Government and that if the Government decided to form a Budget including some of the recommendations it was undemocratic. Given Parliament has to pass the Budget I struggled with that one!
You can read a transcript of the whole day here:
Here is the interim Committee Report - released today.
The report divided on political lines as expected!
We will also start to see the various organisations put in their submission for the May Budget - many of those will be asking for concessions which we can be pretty sure simply won’t happen this year!