15 June 2015
The responses fall under the following topics:
Maintaining high quality and time access to
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
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
Recognition of the burden of trauma on the healthcare
The Greens committed to $300 million in additional funding for
the Black Spot road safety program.
National leadership to reduce alcohol-related
It has long been the policy of the Australian Greens for a
universal volumetric taxation system for alcohol.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
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
Surgical training and academic pathways
The Greens welcome the recent expansion of the STP program and
would maintain the program at the current levels.