Kevin Rudd had been seriously considering holding a referendum on health since well before the last election – and now he looks as though he will have one. But despite having had all that time to mull over the complexities and challenges involved and having had the assistance of armies of public servants and health reform experts to draw up a comprehensive plan, the decision to bite the bullet appears to have been rushed in response to Tony Abbott’s ascendancy in the polls. There are still too many questions about what the plan involves and how it will work. To…
Australian states bear the responsibility for healthcare and education matters.
We need to rethink the trajectory of pedagogy in Australia, and provide far better formation for young minds.
We also need to keep an eye on evolving healthcare policies, particularly regarding bioethical issues.
Read on for suggested policies and methods.