PC Report on Government Services – Health

The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services (RoGS) has a large section on Health. The  sector is broken into public hospitals, primary and community health, ambulance services, and mental health management. Total government expenditure across Australia in 2016-17 for health services was estimated to be over $96.7 billion in 2015-16, around 43.2 per cent of […]

Shout out to diggers through fortified alcohol management app

A free smartphone app designed to help current and ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and veterans manage their drinking has been updated with new features, including being able to email an individual’s drinking history to a doctor or to themselves. ON TRACK with The Right Mix, (iTunes download ; Android download) which was originally launched […]

Aged care prison bid for Ararat gets cool response

By Julian Bajkowski A bid by the Victorian shire of Ararat to entice the state government to construct Australia’s first purpose-built gaol for elderly criminals has been greeted with a cool but polite response from correctional authorities who concede they face issues from an ageing population of insiders. Leaders of the rural community are reportedly […]

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