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2018-19 Commonwealth Budget review

Posted 09 May 2018

Handed down on Tuesday evening, the Australian Government budget was framed around the five key areas of: guaranteeing essential services including Medicare, hospitals and aged care; tax relief; keep backing business to invest and create more jobs; keeping Australia safe; and keeping spending and taxes under control. Health represented 16.1 per cent of total budget spend.

It was pleasing to see the government respond to some of the calls from the VHA’s pre-budget submission with the inclusion of regional health and NDIS workforce packages, and significant investment in aged care which delivered on a number of the key elements in the submission. Unfortunately the budget failed to address some of the most significant challenges faced by health services including a lack of focus on prevention and keeping people out of the health system. A summary of commitments against the VHA’s pre-budget submission themes is available here.

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