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Why hasn't Australia got a sugar tax?

Obesity is a major concern for public health. It causes significant harm for individuals and the community. Food and drink with added...

Integrated Health Groups for primary care

Recently I presented an overview of the policy context and opportunities for primary care in Australia to the West Australian Primary...

Reforming Australian Aged Care

The Royal Commission into Aged Quality and Safety is in its early stages. In my presentation to the Commission in Adelaide on the 21st of...

Filling the gap

Our report on dental care argues that Australia should introduce a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care, to...

Dying well

This report is about how, where and with whom we die. The baby boomers are growing old, and in the next 25 years the number of...

Building the foundations for primary care

Primary care in Australia is a renovator’s opportunity. Avoidable hospital admissions cost the health system more than $320 million each...

Chronic Disease and failure in Australia

Good primary care is vital for good health. But Australian primary care is failing in one crucial area: the prevention and management of...

Mapping primary care in Australia

Strong primary care is central to an efficient, equitable and effective health system. Australia has good-quality primary care by...

A sugar tax for Australia?

Australians are getting fatter. More than one in four adults are classified as obese, up from one in ten in the early 1980s. About 7 per...