Anne-Marie Boxall

Journal article

Success and failure in public policy: twin imposters or avenues for reform? Selected evidence from 40 years of health-care reform in Australia

In explaining policy reform, there is a tendency to assume that causes and outcomes are temporally contiguous and that the consequences of reform efforts unfold quickly. There is no obvious reason, theoretical or empirical, why this should be the case when considering the relationships between...
Briefing paper

Impacts of climate change on public health in Australia

Provides information, opinions and recommendations relevant to assessing the potential impacts of climate change on public health in Australia, as well as guidelines for decision-making in responding to these impacts. It aims to: draw attention to the potential impacts of climate change on health in...

The relative effectiveness of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services compared with mainstream health service

The health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is much poorer than the population as a whole. In order to address this disparity, the Australian Government funds Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) to provide a range of primary health care services to...
Briefing paper

Implications of the National Disability Insurance Scheme for health service delivery

Executive summary The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is not a health scheme. The NDIS funds disability support and a range of related services designed to maximise the independence of a person with a disability. Health care is a specific exclusion. The NDIS is organisationally...
Briefing paper

Public problems: private solutions? Short-term contracting of inpatient hospital care

This briefing looks at contracting private hospitals to treat public patients how contracting arrangements are developed, what works and doesn't, and what changes to policy and practice have been made over time.