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This quick guide outlines the broad arrangements around private health insurance that exist today. It provides brief information on the industry and regulatory arrangements, private health insurance membership and types of cover, government surcharges and incentives, and key features of private health insurance in Australia....
This guide, prepared by the Australian Parliamentary Library, focuses on formal, government-approved care for older people. It does not cover informal care (such as care provided by relatives) or retirement villages.
This quick guide provides a brief overview of aged care in Australia. It describes the types of care provided, arrangements for accessing subsidised care, statistics on aged care, the organisations that provide care, and the regulatory arrangements for ensuring quality care.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian and participating states and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except in Western Australia...
This paper, a companion to the Monthly Statistical Bulletin published by the Parliamentary Library, provides tables and charts for a broad range of social, demographic and economic indicators across all Australian states and territories, and compares these to Australian averages.
Each table presents data...
This guide provides an overview of Australia’s complex health system: what governments do, the role of private health insurance, how much we spend on health care, how Australian health outcomes compare internationally, the health care workforce and links to further information and resources.
The paper provides background information on private health insurance arrangements, as well as the challenges emerging from increasing rates of chronic disease, and discusses the role of Broader Health Cover.
In 2007, a series of major reforms to private health insurance...
This paper considers the policy environment which has surrounded federal government sports funding decisions since federation, concentrating on the period from the 1970s from which time the federal government has become increasingly involved in funding sport at the elite and participation or grassroots levels....
This background note provides a brief overview of the context for the proposed labeling reforms and a summary of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of alcohol health warning labels.
In late 2011 the Government released through the Legislative and Governance Forum...
Access to affordable dental care remains out of reach for many Australians.
Recent reports have highlighted the extent of ongoing problems with access to affordable dental care. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has recently reported that among Australian children, nearly half have...