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Publications

  1. 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...

  2. Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  3. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  4. Overcoming Governance and Cost Challenges for Australian Public Hospitals: The Foundation Trust Alternative

    Jeremy Sammut, Peter Phelan | 13 Oct 2013 | Policy Monographs

    Adapting the UK Foundation Hospital Trust governance and management model to the Australian health system can improve the... Read More...

  5. Saving Medicare: The Case for Market-Based Health Reform

    Jeremy Sammut | 27 Aug 2013 | Speeches

    A speech given by Jeremy Sammut at the Catholic Health National Conference Australia. 26-28 August, 2013

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. There are no free meals in the public hospital system

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 11 Jun 2014 | The Canberra Times

    The idea that health services are "free"  in public hospitals is patently false.... Read More

  2. Critics of a modest GP co-payment should get over it, healthcare has never been free

    Jeremy Sammut | 31 May 2014 | The Australian

    The cost of Medicare is increasing because health services are usually consumed without user charges, but healthcare never ... Read More

  3. Keeping the cuts in the family

    Simon Cowan | 14 May 2014 | Business Spectator

    Joe Hockey’s first budget is a hesitant first step towards fiscal responsibility but the age of entitlement hasn’t ended ... Read More

  4. The madness of child protection policy in Australia

    Jeremy Sammut | 23 Apr 2014 | Online Opinion

    In December 2013, the Abbott government announced plans to take adoption out of the 'too-hard basket' and make it easier ... Read More

  5. Co-payment plan is no mortal blow against Medicare

    Jeremy Sammut | 12 Mar 2014 | The Canberra Times

    A modest GP copayment needs to be seen in context and does not represent a mortal threat to Medicare.... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Learning from our preventive health failures

    Helen Andrews | 04 Jul 2014

    We need to understand the shortcomings of the national preventive health agency to avoid repeating the same mistakes....

  2. Follow the French: Charge patients for public hospital accommodation

    Jeremy Sammut | 23 May 2014

    State governments could charge a daily accommodation fee for inpatient public hospital services to show that public health ...

  3. Should the private health insurance rebate be abandoned?

    David Gadiel | 09 May 2014

    The private health insurance rebate levels the playing field between public and private hospitals but needs to be better ...

  4. Bulging waistlines threaten to slim taxpayer's wallets

    Helen Andrews | 24 Apr 2014

    Researchers at Monash University are touting the benefits of gastric band surgery for Type 2 diabetics who are merely overweight ...

  5. Sale of Medibank Private

    David Gadiel | 11 Apr 2014

    There is no case for public ownership of Medibank Private. ...

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