Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe early developments in the Australian healthcare agenda stemming from a recent change in national government. Design/methodology/approach – The approach is to give the perspectives of an interested observer and stakeholder. Findings – Healthcare looms large in any democratic election agenda. Promises are made that possess international echoes. Delivery of health care reform in the first few months of the new Australian Labor ( sic ) Government comply with these suppositions. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose =the more things change, the more they stay the same. Originality/value – Health care changes in Australia are drawn to the attention of an international audience.
Clinical Governance: An International Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 25, 2008
Keywords: Public health; Government; Australia