Jan 142014
 

The National Commission of Audit was announced by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, on 22 October 2013. Although the Treasurer has stated that the total health budget will not be cut, there have already been a number of “suggestions” floated publicly about how money for healthcare might be “better” spent. According to the Commission’s web site, the call for public submissions has closed. Whilst we wait for submissions to be made public on the Commission’s web site, the Consumers e-Health Alliance has identified a number of submissions that are relevant to the debate about healthcare spending, policy and governance:-

The following submissions address non health-specific areas  covered under the Commission’s terms of reference:-

In addition, a Senate Select Committee has been formed to inquire into aspects of the Commission of Audit. Submissions to this inquiry are progressively being published at:-

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Abbott_Governments_Commission_of_Audit/Commission_of_Audit/Submissions

The Senate Select Committee is accepting submissions until 31st January 2014.

[ This page last updated 2014-01-17 at 2:30pm AEST. ]

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