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Breaking the Commonwealth/State impasse in health: a coalition of the willing

7 Mar 2007
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A State handover of health services to the Commonwealth, as suggested by Tony Abbott, would be the best way to overcome the waste and buck-passing between the Commonwealth and State governments. Another option would be a joint national Commonwealth/State health commission. Both approaches would require the agreement of the Commonwealth and all of the States.

But if these were not achievable because of ideology or political opportunism, which seems to be the case, a practical and feasible alternative would be to establish a Joint Commonwealth/State Health Commission (Joint Health Commission) in any State where the Commonwealth and a State government can agree – a coalition of the willing.

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