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Ideological warrior takes on the Harper review of competition policy: Wonky Health in action

Ideological warrior takes on the Harper review of competition policy: Wonky Health in action

In his latest Wonky Health column, Dr Tim Senior investigates the implications for healthcare of the Harper Review into competition policy. He examines the ideology and the evidence that motivates both proponents and critics of competition in healthcare, and concludes “to continue pushing an agenda in the health system promoting choice and competition is done […]

Wonky Health: The complex and changing world of GP training

Wonky Health: The complex and changing world of GP training

In the wake of the federal budget, uncertainty about the future is facing many areas in the health sector – and GP training is no exception, writes Dr Tim Senior in his latest Wonky Health column. By Tim Senior   The last ever GP Education and Training (GPET) Convention was held recently in Brisbane, and […]

Wonky Health: It’s just not fair!!

Wonky Health: It’s just not fair!!

In the second edition of Wonky Health, Dr Tim Senior explains why Health Minister Peter Dutton should be telling his Cabinet colleagues that they are making his job much harder – Budget policies that promote inequality are also likely to be harmful for the community’s health. Whether politicians are as clever as children, who grasp […]

Wonky Health launches, revealing how co-payments will increase the health gap

Wonky Health launches, revealing how co-payments will increase the health gap

The impacts of a Medicare co-payment would be far-reaching, including increasing the health gap between wealthy and poorer areas, and making it harder for general practices to survive in disadvantaged areas. MPs (and others) wanting some evidence-based insights into how the co-payment would affect people and general practices across electorates are advised to dive into […]

Wonky Health – calling for your ideas for engaging, worthwhile investigations

Wonky Health – calling for your ideas for engaging, worthwhile investigations

Thanks to the generosity of 157 donors (at last count), Croakey will soon launch a new column, Wonky Health, by Dr Tim Senior. The column will investigate the impact of policies upon the health of people and communities, particularly those who are most vulnerable. It is taking a “health in all policies” approach to journalistic investigations. Now, […]