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The Lord Darzi Review of health and care: interim report

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents evidence in preparation for the final report, which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS, and will set out a long-term funding and reform plan for health and...
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How common is multiple general practice attendance in Australia?

This article finds that a significant proportion of general practice care is delivered away from usual practices, which may have implications for health policy, in terms of continuity and quality of primary care.
Data portal

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: fatal burden preliminary estimates (web report)

This data visualisation tool provides interactive data displays of preliminary deaths and fatal burden estimates by disease or injury in Australia as part of the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015. It enables comparisons across age groups, sex and certain population groups. In addition, changes...

State of the world's mothers report

Australia is the third best place in the world to be a mother, a new global report that rates the wellbeing of mothers and children has found. But the research from Save the Children reveals a less rosy picture for children, whose wellbeing was ranked...

Real communities

Social researcher Hugh Mackay's essay on on making social investments in our communities. The former prime minister once dreamed of Australia as a nation of shareholders, enriched by their participation in the adventure of capitalism. Properly conceived, that is certainly one form of social engagement...
Journal article

Treatment costs and priority setting in health care: a qualitative study

The aim of this study is to investigate whether the public believes high cost patients should be a lower priority for public health care than low cost patients, other things being equal, in order to maximise health gains from the health budget.

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial Responsibility for Approval of RU486) Bill 2005

This committee report canvasses a variety of views on the legislation but does not make any recommendation as to whether it should pass. The committee’s sole recommendation is that increased financial support be provided to improve sex education, make birth control measures more widely available...

The digital economy: Developments in participation and productivity

This speech by ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman: ? provides a snapshot of Australians? participation in the emerging digital economy; ? touches on some of the challenges to that participation; and ? considers the collaborative, multi-layered approach that ACMA sees as necessary in the changing media...

The cultural and creative industries: a review of the literature

This account takes a sixty year trip from 'The Culture Industry', through the 'cultural industries', ending at the 'creative industries'. Its main theme is the tension between culture and economics which lie at the heart of this terminology. This is not simply a question of...

Free to view digital television sales exceed 1.74 million

As at the end of June 2006 the estimated number of free to view digital television receivers sold to retailers and installers in the Australian market was in excess of 1,740,000 units. These figures include the sales of set top boxes, personal video recorders and...