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On #VicVotes, the GP co-payment and other remarkable stories…

On #VicVotes, the GP co-payment and other remarkable stories…

When a wake is finally held for the GP co-payment (whose condition surely must now be judged as terminal), those writing the eulogies will have no trouble finding remarkable stories to tell. Who could possibly forget the Prime Minister complaining to G20 leaders about his pesky personal health problem? Perhaps the newly deposed Victorian Premier […]

The environment is a critical health issue: memo to next Victorian Government

The environment is a critical health issue: memo to next Victorian Government

Victorian medical student Tim Martin has previously highlighted an “absolute failure of rational and evidence-based policy making” when it comes to Victorian election health policies around coal and climate change. In the article below, Dr Jo McCubbin, a Gippsland-based paediatrician and a member of the Climate and Health Alliance, gives the incoming government some suggestions […]

“An absolute failure of rational and evidence-based policy making” – on coal, health and #VicVotes

“An absolute failure of rational and evidence-based policy making” – on coal, health and #VicVotes

The two major parties have failed to address one of the most critical health issues facing Victorians, writes medical student Tim Martin. “Running for election without a plan to shut down coal-fired power stations when there are viable clean alternatives isn’t just negligent, it’s madness,” he warns. *** Tim Martin writes: By now you must […]

#VicVotes: So many health promises, so little vision

#VicVotes: So many health promises, so little vision

Victorian voters may be swimming in health promises – but these offer little vision of a more integrated health system that better serves people with chronic illness, according to Dr Christine Walker, who heads the Chronic Illness Alliance. This is the first in a Croakey mini-series examining health and the Victorian election. *** Christine Walker […]

Health advice for the new Victorian Government (and a killer question)

Health advice for the new Victorian Government (and a killer question)

What will the change of government in Victoria mean for national health reform? No doubt it’s a question plenty are pondering. I’ve asked several Croakey contributors for how they would advise the new government around health reform, and what questions they’d like to see journalists asking about health matters. I will post their responses as […]

Victorian voters should be demanding better leadership on health spending

Victorian voters should be demanding better leadership on health spending

Victorians will be voting on Saturday. It’s well past time for some serious conversations about how health spending is being divvied up, suggests Trevor Carr, chief executive officer of The Victorian Healthcare Association (which represents the state’s public health sector). Trevor Carr writes: Public healthcare in Victoria consumes some 27 per cent of the entire […]