Submission on Mineral Resource Rent Tax

On November 10, the Senate jointly referred a number of bills for inquiry and report, including the Mineral Resource Rent Tax Bill. Click here to read Catholic Health Australia's submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics.

Submission on Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011

Catholic Health Australia has lodged a submission on the legislation establishing the PCEHR system. CHA's submission supports the concept of a shared health record. It notes, however, that because it will operate on an "opt in" basis, initial uptake by both consumers and providers is likely to be slow. CHA also calls on the governance framework to take greater account of the role and contribution of the non-government sector in the provision of health services.

Click here to read the submission.

Submission on IHPA paper "Activity-based funding for Australian Hospitals"

Catholic Health Australia has lodged a submission on the paper named above. CHA is generally supportive of the principles set out in the Framework document, but has issued provisos around issues of fairness for hospitals and the principle of activity-based funding pre-eminence.

Click here to read CHA's submission.

Senate Inquiry into palliative care in Australia

In its submission on palliative care in Australia, Catholic Health Australia calls on governments to be mindful of some of society's most vulnerable and marginalised -- including those in prison, those with a disability and those with a mental illness -- when making plans on how best to deliver palliative care.

Click here to read CHA's submission.

The central place of health in Australia's social policy agenda

Catholic Health Australia drafted a policy paper calling for a greater emphasis to be placed on addressing the social determinants of health to achieve social inclusion.

Click here to read the paper.

Social Inclusion and Catholic Health Care

As the Federal Government develops its Social Inclusion Agenda, CHA has released a discussion paper prepared by Dr Patrick McArdle on the role of Catholic social justice principles within the Social Inclusion Agenda.

Click here to download the discussion paper.

Impact of private health insurance rebate changes

Following the Government's announcement that it planned to means-test the private health insurance rebate scheme, Access Economics carried out a study on behalf of Catholic Health Australia analysing what effect such changes might have. The report suggested that a change to the rebate could lead to a decrease in the number of people taking out private health insurance cover.

Click here to read the Access Economics report.

Response to the Federal Government's broad health reform plan

Catholic Health Australia has written a formal response to the health reform plan announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the National Press Club in March 2010.

Click here to download the response.

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