Ideas@ The Centre 16Vol. 6 No. 16 (June, 2009)
More Government Means Less Healthcare
05 Jun 2009This week the headlines announced that Australia’s ‘free’ health system was in danger of being replaced with a ‘US-style’ user pay system because out of control growth in the cost of the NSW public hospital system will drain the State’s coffers |
Reducing the longevity gap for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
05 Jun 2009The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that it has reduced the longevity ‘gap’ for Indigenous Australians from 17 years to 11.5 years for men and 9.7 for women |
The Folly of Criminalising Cartels
05 Jun 2009|
The federal government has proposed a bill introduce a maximum jail term of 10 years for individuals found guilty of serious cartel conduct because it thinks that existing civil penalties alone cannot adequately deter cartel formation.