Tag: Peter Dutton

Defence & Security

Progress and pitfalls in recent intelligence reforms

In July 2017, then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he was to create a new construct to promote national security - the Department of Home Affairs. Renowned intelligence and security expert, Professor John Blaxland, publicly criticised the new governance arrangement on the grounds of contestability and disputed its rationale - which, he argued, was largely…

25 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

What’s the future of Australian medical research if the $7 GP fee doesn’t get through parliament?

Earlier this year, the Abbott government announced plans to introduce a $7 fee for GP visits in an effort to make the country's healthcare system more sustainable. The government said Medicare cost taxpayers $8 billion a year a decade ago. This has risen to $19 billion today and is set to reach more than $34…

27 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Report sheds light on state of Australian healthcare

There's both reason for celebration and cause for concern in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) latest national health report card. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton and AIHW Director and CEO David Kalisch officially released the report in Canberra on Wednesday June 25, confirming that Australia now has a health system which "much of…

27 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights