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Lesley Russell

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Commentary

15 Dec 2017

Governments have yet to create a coherent strategy to help the almost three million Australians providing informal care, writes Lesley Russell.

Commentary

27 Nov 2017

The growing dominance of private providers has led to lower standards of care. But will baby boomers put up with it?

Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s healthcare recommendations might not go far enough, but they could still be too bold for the government, writes Lesley Russell.

Commentary

28 Jul 2017

Surgery grips the imagination, but most of the vital healthcare work goes on elsewhere, writes Lesley Russell.

Article

6 Jun 2017

Despite the government’s resolve to defuse Labor’s Medicare attacks, the federal budget isn’t looking so generous under scrutiny, writes Lesley Russell.

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Article

21 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA’s shocking homelessness statistics – one in every 200 people homeless at any one time, and a staggering one in eight without a home at some point in their lives – are a reminder that the homeless are not just the people we see on...

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Article

23 Jan 2017

A strong minister will look beyond doctors and hospital to improve Australians’ health

Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment of Greg Hunt to the vacancy created by the resignation of Sussan Ley has prompted more than the usual opinions and suggestions about the health minister’s role...

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Article

22 Jul 2016

The health-care system exists primarily for the benefit of patients, but their voices are so rarely heard. Every policy, budget measure and proposal must be considered through the patient lens.

That does not mean the impacts on providers (hospitals, clinicians and health insurers) should...

Commentary

28 Jun 2016

To understand what’s at stake, we need to recall how successive governments have treated the scheme

THE election campaign battle over Medicare should come as no surprise. It echoes disputes during previous campaigns and have their origins in ideological divides that date back...

Evaluation

24 May 2016

The 2016-17 Budget presents a sad story about the level of commitment of the Turnbull Government to Indigenous Affairs. Even as the 2016 Prime Minister's Report on Closing the Gap shows progress towards this goal has stalled, addressing Indigenous disadvantage is not listed as a...

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