Health & Social Policy Archive

Should Australians work until they’re 70? We look at the recent Productivity Commission report (29 November 2013)

The Productivity Commission’s report An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future is an ambitious, detailed and comprehensive exploration the potential fiscal and economic impacts of the demographic changes Australia might experience in the decades ahead. The report will provide

Professor Margaret Seares to undertake independent review of Western Australia’s vocational education and training sector (16 October 2013)

Western Australia’s Training and Workforce Development Minister, Mr Terry Redman, has announced an independent review of the State’s vocational education and training sector. The State Government has appointed respected Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares to undertake the review to ensure

Queensland puts out the call for Health Ombudsman applicants (28 September 2013)

Earlier this week, Queensland’s Health Minister, Mr Lawrence Springborg, announced that the Health Ombudsman Bill was passed in Queensland Parliament on 20 August 2013, and the selection process for the position of Health Ombudsman is currently underway. A new

Incoming Liberal-National Government removes Public Service Heads and restructures public service (19 September 2013)

The new Liberal-National government at Federal level in Australia was sworn in on 18 September 2013. The same day, incoming Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott announced changes to the Federal public service, including removal of some heads of departments.

Upcoming Event | Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s Risk Conference | Melbourne, 7 & 8 October 2013

With global financial crises, increasing social complexity, ever emerging instances of cybercrime and unnaturally large weather disasters occurring more frequently, the risk landscape facing governments large and small grows more challenging by the day. The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s

Queensland seeks to give school principals stronger disciplinary powers (20 August 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Education, Training and Employment, Mr John-Paul Langbroek, has announced the introduction to parliament of a new Bill aimed at giving school principals stronger disciplinary powers. Mr Langbroek said that the Education (Strengthening Discipline in State Schools)

Search for new Director General of Queensland Health as Dr Tony O’Connell departs (17 August 2013)

Queensland’s Minister for Health, Mr Lawrence Springborg, has announced the launch of a nation-wide campaign to recruit a new Director-General to succeed Dr Tony O’Connell as the head of Queensland Health. Mr Springborg said Dr O’Connell has departed the

Mr Peter Gordon and Mr Stephen Walter appointed to VicHealth Board (3 July 2013)

Victoria’s Health Minister, Mr David Davis, has announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). High profile lawyer, Mr Peter Gordon, returns to the VicHealth Board and is joined by

Federal government launches local health services website, while report shows failures in delivering accessible and affordable services (20 June 2013)

The Australian Health Minister, Ms Tanya Plibersek, launched a new government website on 18 June 2013 which gives Australians information about important health services being provided by Medicare Locals in their local communities. Ms Plibersek said the Medicare Locals

Report finds Europe must replace coal power with green energy for health as well as climate change (12 June 2013)

Greenpeace has published a report (11 June 2013) based on work it commissioned from the Stuttgart University dealing with the effect of coal-burning electricity generation on human health. The report argues that Europe needs to replace coal-fired electricity generation