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7 Nov 2005

Angela Pratt provides links to information and key resources on avian influenza and the potential for an avian influenza pandemic, including general information on avian influenza; information about Australia and international preparations for an avian influenza pandemic; information on Australian research on influenza; commentary in...

Research report

6 Sep 2005

Accusations about cost-shifting are a constant in debates about the Australian healthcare system. in this research note Luke Buckmaster and Angela Pratt provide an overview of the health cost-shifting debate in Australia. They examine the complex division of responsibilities for health care, discuss areas in...

Research report

20 Jun 2005

The 7.96 per cent average increase in private health insurance premiums for 2005 marks the third year in a row in which private health premiums have increased on average by more than 7 per cent. Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott's announcement of the increases was...

Research report

16 Feb 2005

Much of the recent debate on abortion in Australia has focused on the question of how many abortions take place in Australia each year. Angela Pratt, Amanda Biggs and Luke Buckmaster discuss the existing statistics on abortion in Australia, their limitations for accurately quantifying how...

Research report

12 Aug 2004

This paper discussed a range of issues raised by the government's announcement in April 2004 that it would abolish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, and the Labor opposition's announcement a few weeks earlier that it would do likewise in government.

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