Tag: policy reform

Healthcare

3 trends in Australia’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape

Australia's healthcare systems are changing rapidly as the country seeks to combat an ageing population, efficiency problems and uneven service distribution. A new Frost & Sullivan report said the global healthcare industry is in a state of "accelerated evolution" due to market forces and changing demographics. This is creating disruptions for traditional healthcare models and…

25 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Direct Action and the Australian energy market

The effectiveness of Direct Action climate change policy as announced by the Coalition Government is a much debated topic. While the policy has kept the 5 % emission reduction target and the 20 per cent renewable energy target established by previous governments, Direct Action will abolish the price on carbon and associated organisations. The Abbott…

14 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Mental health and the NDIS: An open letter to the Prime Minister

In December 2013 IIR hosted the inaugural Integrating Mental Health into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) conference. The event attracted over 140 attendees discussing the future direction of disability policy reform for people with mental illness in Australia. It became clear very early in the proceedings that the implementation of this major reform comes with…

14 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights