Response from the Australian Greens

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15 June 2015

The responses fall under the following topics:

 

Maintaining high quality and time access to healthcare

The Greens have committed to Commonwealth funding of 50% of efficient growth of delivering care in hosptials in line with 2011 National Health Reform Agreement, and also to reinstate indexation on MBS payments.

Private healthcare providers

The Australian Greens support measures to provide policy holders with clear and accessible information about the cover available, so that they can make informed choices about private health insurance products.

Preventative healthcare measures

The Greens have announced a $4.3 billion dollar commitment over 4 years to introduce blended payments to GPs to better manage chronic disease.

Recognition of the burden of trauma on the healthcare system

The Greens committed to $300 million in additional funding for the Black Spot road safety program.

National leadership to reduce alcohol-related harm

It has long been the policy of the Australian Greens for a universal volumetric taxation system for alcohol.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples continue to experience poorer health outcomes than nonIndigenous Australians. In order to make progress where it is needed the Greens have committed to invest in key health programs, and work to make sure the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSHIP) succeeds.

Surgical training and academic pathways

The Greens welcome the recent expansion of the STP program and would maintain the program at the current levels.