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CHSPR Seminar | Contemporary Developments in Australian Health Policy

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Stephen Duckett, Honorary Professor, University of Melbourne

A new Labor government in Australia, elected in 2022, brought with it a reforming health minister, Mark Butler. Butler started a reform process in primary care – which is ongoing – and also started to modernise aspects of mental health provision. The directions of change will be outlined in this presentation, making comparisons with Canada (where possible).

Dr Stephen Duckett is an Honorary Enterprise Professor in the School of Population and Global Health and in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Melbourne. He has held top health sector leadership positions in Australia and Alberta and literally wrote the book on the Australian health care system (Oxford University Press, 2022). An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.