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Federal Budget 2011


BUILDING A NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM: A 21st Century Engineering Challenge

Jennifer DoggettSep 5, 201118 Comments

Professor Pat McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, will appear today from Europe via videolink to provide evidence to the Senate Inquiry into th

Mental health funding protests are missing the bigger picture of equity concerns

Melissa SweetAug 8, 201112 Comments

Since the May budget, when the Federal Government

Some important questions about whether child health checks should be part of welfare reform

Melissa SweetMay 31, 20115 Comments

Does a medical model or a social health framework provide the most equitable and effective approach for improving the health of children (and thus of future adults and communities), par

Mental health and the budget: some positive steps, but plenty of sorry gaps too

Melissa SweetMay 24, 20118 Comments

Dr Lesley Russell from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, has had a close look at the budget's mental health papers, and prepared a 12-pa

Supporting calls for Senate inquiry into a fairer distribution of health

Melissa SweetMay 18, 2011

Health economist Professor Gavin Mooney writes: There have been many comments on Crikey, Croakey and elsewhere on the budget. Here I want to endorse Martin Lavertyâ€

It's time for a Senate inquiry into the social determinants of health

Melissa SweetMay 17, 20114 Comments

Finally, perhaps some of the rhetoric about the importance of "whole-of-government" approaches in health is going to be put into action. The recent budget announcements on mental hea

A swag of recommended reading on health and medical news

A swag of recommended reading on health and medical news

Melissa SweetMay 13, 20111 Comment

Below are some links to recommended reading. They cover everything from the challenged role of doctors, and the federal health budget, to inequality, AMA chest-beating, health policy -

Your guide to budget health coverage @ Croakey

Your guide to budget health coverage @ Croakey

Melissa SweetMay 12, 20113 Comments

There has been a veritable deluge of budget coverage at Croakey in recent days. To help readers negotiate it all, here is a summary. The stories are grouped under the headings of men

Some context to budget's mental health announcements

Melissa SweetMay 11, 20114 Comments

Mental health is a particularly fraught area of public policy (as you may have noticed from recent Crikey/Croakey articles on the budget announcements). You could write a book about

More comprehensive analysis on mental health and the budget (it's complicated)

Melissa SweetMay 11, 20114 Comments

There are many question marks over the likely impact of the budget's mental health announcements, says psychiatrist Professor Alan Rosen. A particular concern is the la