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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Think tank on the implications of federation reform and health

16 March 2015


When:

16th March 2015
9.00am-5.00pm

Where:

Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.

Cost:

See AHHA site

With the Commonwealth Government initiating a process to reform the federation, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is hosting a think tank to examine the implications for the delivery and funding of healthcare services in Australia.

Topics to be discussed and debated will include:

• Subsidiarity, national interests, accountability and the healthcare system: roles and responsibilities of government;
• Equity, efficiency and effectiveness in the healthcare system: reform of the federation and the patient journey; and
• Durability and fiscal sustainability: federation, health and reform of the tax system.

The Think Tank will bring together representatives from all tiers of government, primary and acute care organisations and academics.

Confirmed speakers include:

• Senator Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Senator for Victoria and Greens spokesperson on health.
• Mr Matthew Cooke, Chairperson, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
• Professor Richard Eccleston, School of Government, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania.
• Mr Gordon Gregory, CEO, National Rural Health Alliance.
• Katy Gallagher, former chief minister and minister for health, ACT Government; running for Senate.
• Glenn Keys, Executive Director, Aspen Medical.
• Professor Sabina Knight, Director, Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University.
• Martin Laverty, Federation Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service.
• Michael Pervan, Acting Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania.
• Barbara Reid, Executive Director Division of Surgery, Oral Health and Medical Imaging, ACT Health; and AHHA Board Member.
• Professor Miranda Stewart, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
• Jason Trethowan, CEO Barwon Medicare Local.

For more information or to register for the event, visit www.ahha.asn.au or contact the AHHA at admin@ahha.asn.au or on (02) 6162 0780. Please note that limited places are available.

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