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Stephen Duckett

Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute

Professor Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute and Emeritus Professor of Health Policy at La Trobe University. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Morrison’s health handout is bad policy (but might be good politics)

Dec 15, 2018 16:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The A$1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this week should be awarded a big policy fail. The move sets back Commonwealth-state relations by decades and its...

Waiting for better care: why Australia’s hospitals and health care is failing

Oct 30, 2018 12:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

This week were exploring nine different policy areas across Australias states, as detailed in Grattan Institutes State Orange Book 2018. Read the other articles in the series here. Australia has a good health system by...

Changes to lure young people into private health insurance won't slow increase in premiums

Oct 13, 2017 09:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Australians will be able to choose lower premiums for higher excess, and insurers required to more clearly categorise their policies, under the federal governments shake up of private health insurance announced...

Why it costs you so much to see a specialist – and what the government should do about it

Aug 13, 2017 23:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Australians pay too much when they go to medical specialists. The government can and should do more to drive prices down. A current Senate Inquiry on out-of-pocket costs will hopefully lead to some policy action. The...

Don't be fooled, the Medicare Guarantee Fund provides no real guarantee

May 12, 2017 06:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Health Politics

Treasurer Scott Morrison pulled a health-related rabbit out of his hat on budget night, announcing the government will guarantee the future of Medicare. It will do this by allocating any extra revenue from the recently...

Introducing competition to the health sector should be treated with caution

Dec 05, 2016 05:12 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Productivity Commissions study report on introducing competition into human services was quickly labelled as proposing privatisation of hospital, end-of-life and dental services. This isnt really the case. The...

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Economy

Brazilian Real likely to remain under downward pressure for the time being, says Commerzbank

The Brazilian real is expected to remain under downward pressure for the time being, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The arrest of former President Michel Temer and his Minister of Energy,...

NZ February trade balance beats market estimates; exports likely to continue growth over coming months, says ANZ Research

New Zealands trade balance for February was stronger than expected with exports above expectations and imports aligned with expectations. Lamb exports were at record levels while logs exports were also very strong. Exports...

JGB yields jump after investors shift to riskier assets following short-covering

The Japanese government bond yields jumped after investors shifted their interests toward riskier assets following a short-covering across all markets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely...

USD/SGD likely to range trade between 1.345 and 1.362 in the weeks ahead, says Scotiabank

The USD/SGD currency pair is expected to range trade between 1.345 and 1.362 in the weeks ahead, on expectations that the US and China reach a trade deal in April or May finally, according to the latest research report...

Australian bond yields pare losses despite fall in U.S. peer amid global growth concerns

Australian government bond yields pared losses during Asian trading session Tuesday, as investors have largely shrugged-off the fall in the United States counterpart in the overnight session amid fears of global...

Politics

Melania Trump: Photo With Rumored Body Double Theory Was Photoshopped, Donald Trump Insists

An old rumor that United States First Lady Melania Trump is using a body double to accompany U.S. President Donald Trump was reignited this month. The POTUS was quick to dismiss the speculations insisting that the photo...

Politicians suing for defamation is usually a bad idea: here's why

When The Project host Waleed Aly began his editorial in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, he apologised that these wont be my best words. He was wrong. The YouTube clip of his poignant commentary has been viewed...

Melania Trump Did Not Let Ivanka Trump Take Over the White House East Wing, 'Kushner, Inc.' Author Alleges

Since United States President Donald Trump and his family occupied the White House, there have been several books released allegedly exposing the behind-the-scenes interactions among the first family and other Presidential...

Donald Trump 2019: Nancy Pelosi is Surprisingly Against His Impeachment and Here’s Why

The Democrats want Donald Trump to be impeached as soon as possible. They have been calling for the Congress to start the impeachment proceedings now but it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not for it. In a...

Vladimir Putin 2019: Activist Jailed for Putting Up Russian President’s Gravestone

Vladimir Putins hater set up a fake gravestone in the middle of the Russian city, Naberezhnye Chelny, and the act landed him in jail. The fake gravestone featured the presidents picture and the year 1952-2019 was written...

Science

Cancer Cure: Medical Research Explains How Worms Are Causing Cancer and Can Potentially Cure Them

A recently published medical paper explains how a number of worm species are causing cancer to many people in underdeveloped countries. But, on the other hand, the researchers also explained how some worms might actually...

HIV/AIDS Cure: Third Patient Now in ‘Long-Term Remission’ From HIV Following Stem Cell Treatment

Hopes are up that stem cell treatment could eventually lead to the cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A third HIV patient has reportedly been on remission from the...

Cancer Cure 2019: Possible Treatment for Cancer Caused by Severe Skin Disease Is Being Developed

A group of researchers is recently focused on coming up with a cure for skin cancer that developed from a severe skin disease called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). This medical progress is especially...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Advancements in Treatments and Therapies Continue Now Help Patients Return to ‘Non-Frail State’

For decades, scientists and researchers have been working hard in finding the complete cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). While the ultimate cure for HIV/AIDS is not...

CRISPR gene editing: Why we need Slow Science

In a newly published article in Nature, a group of prominent scientists and ethicists have called for a moratorium on clinical research using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. This moratorium deals with the use of CRISPR/Cas9...

Technology

iOS 13 Release Date, Latest News: Features to be Unveiled in June; OS Update Goes Live September

Apples upcoming operating system update for iPhones and iPads, the iOS 13, will most likely be unveiled in June along with its top new features and improvements. However, fans might have to wait until September before...

AirPods 2 Latest News, Update: Orders of Apple’s Second-Generation Wireless Earphones to Arrive This Week

Apple has now begun shipping the AirPods 2 after months of speculation that the next-gen wireless earphones will be coming out this March. So far, the reviews are leaning a bit on the negative side as most of the rumored...

‘Jump Force’ DLC, Updates, Features: Free Costumes Dropping in April; New Playable Characters Follow in May

Within two months since the official release of Jump Force, fans can expect new sets of contents coming to the game. By April, developers will drop free costumes to be followed by some paid downloadable contents. These...

‘Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ Release Date, Features: Will Square Enix Add a Healer Class Before July Launch?

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is still a few months away from its official launch. Square Enix has been revealing more gameplay details recently, but not exactly what fans wanted to hear. Just last week, the...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Release Date, Update: Community Ecstatic After Blizzard Listened to Players Regarding Potential Loot Abuse

As summer draws to a close, players who have been patiently waiting for World of Warcraft Classic are getting restless by the day. Fortunately, Blizzard has done a good job at keeping the community updated and listening to...
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-14 Percent

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