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Publications

  1. Towards a more competitive Medicare: The case for deregulating medical fees and co-payments in Australia

    David Gadiel | 20 Mar 2015 | Research Reports

    This research paper outlines how to introduce a price signal for Medicare without introducing a GP copayment.

  2. FEATURE: Research Snapshot: Preventive Health

    Helen Andrews | 20 Jan 2015 | POLICY Magazine

    ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’? In health care, that’s not always true.

  3. An Ounce of Prevention? A Toolkit for Evaluating Preventive Health Measures

    Helen Andrews | 26 Nov 2014 | Policy Monographs

    How can a policymaker predict whether a preventive health program will save money over the long term? These eight questions... Read More...

  4. Helen Hughes: A Tribute

    Glenys Byrne, Greg Lindsay, Noel Pearson, Ron Duncan, Tony Abbott | 27 Aug 2014 | Policy Forum

    CIS Senior Fellow Professor Helen Hughes AO passed away on 15 June 2013 after a lifetime dedicated to working passionately... Read More...

  5. Lessons from Singapore: Opt-Out Health Savings Accounts for Australia

    David Gadiel, Jeremy Sammut | 28 Jul 2014 | Policy Monographs

    Singapore’s distinctive health funding and service provision arrangements have delivered comparable First World standards... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. 'We get it already': redundant public health campaigns do little

    Helen Andrews | 23 Apr 2015 | The Mandarin

    There are a few aspects of the new $26 million pro-immunisation package that are more objectionable than its bipartisan ... Read More

  2. Anti-vaxxer crackdown a hammer in want of a nail

    Trisha Jha | 14 Apr 2015 | ABC The Drum

    In spite of being a strong supporter of vaccination, I find some issues with this new policy.... Read More

  3. Doctor, charge what you dare

    David Gadiel | 24 Mar 2015 | The Australian

    Rather than flogging the dead horse of the GP co-payment, the government could have avoided this embarrassment by leaving ... Read More

  4. Close hospitals to treat more patients

    Jeremy Sammut | 03 Mar 2015 | Adelaide Advertiser

    This may sound strange, but the way to get more hospital care and reduce waiting times is to close down public hospitals.... Read More

  5. Means testing free hospital care will make Medicare sustainable

    Jeremy Sammut | 08 Jan 2015 | The Australian

    Unless a means test is employed, and so long as the Medicare continues to offer ‘free and universal’ public hospital ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. How fake was the ‘fake’ chocolate study?

    Helen Andrews | 05 Jun 2015

    News outlets across the globe were embarrassed last week when Dr John Bohannon announced his widely publicised ...

  2. Blame 'preventive health' pushers for public ignorance

    Helen Andrews | 08 May 2015

    The most remarkable thing about Professor Christobel Saunders's speech at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' annual ...

  3. Are Health Star Ratings good for us?

    Helen Andrews | 24 Apr 2015

    The Health Star Rating system is fundamentally flawed....

  4. A more competitive Medicare

    David Gadiel | 27 Mar 2015

    Government should abolish the Schedule Fee together with the bonus for bulk billing, and save itself the cost and contradiction ...

  5. Not pro-homeopathy, but anti-anti-homeopathy

    Helen Andrews | 20 Mar 2015

    There was something unseemly about the round of crowing that followed the release of the National Health and Medical Research ...

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