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  • AUSTRALIA

    Smart hospitals need good policy more than clever politics

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 03 October 2007

    Political leaders attribute hospital crises to administrative bungles rather than a lack of political oversight or investment. But they can't continue to put off dealing with the rising public frustration at the inadequacy of the system's capacity to meet the demand of an ageing population.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Make foolish haste while the Treasurer smiles through gritted teeth

    • Michael Mullins
    • 08 August 2007

    Opinion polls suggest the ALP's "me too" strategy is enhancing their electibility. But in the end, Australians may just stick with the devil they know. "It's time" may have worked for Gough Whitlam, but only time will tell whether "Kevin 07" will do the same for Kevin Rudd.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Mersey Hospital fix sets scene for wider turmoil

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 08 August 2007

    The Prime Minister's decision to take over funding of Devonport's Mersey Hospital seems to fly in the face of rational analysis of service delivery capacity of the area. It does not set a promising precedent for the health planning prowess on the part of the Commonwealth.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Francis Sullivan

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 17 May 2007

    Francis Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Australia.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Sell Medibank Private, it no longer justifies government ownership

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 27 February 2007

    Medibank Private should be sold. It no longer justifies government ownership.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Close cloning vote reflects complex and confronting issue

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    Last week's conscience vote on human embryo cloning exposed Senators to a level of public scrutiny seldom, unparalleled in normal debates. Many felt exposed and vulnerable, weighed down by the decisions before them.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    There's always something to learn about leadership

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 21 August 2006

    When he was installed last week, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Canberra-Goulburn said that it can't be left to the leader to have all the bright ideas and to make all the best suggestions.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A more sustainable Australia needs better public policy

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    Eureka Street supports the efforts of a rival online publication to encourage political parties to make policy that moves beyond political expediency and 'what's in it for me?'  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cut price care

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 26 June 2006

    The Howard government wants a different Medicare: one where people who can, pay more to visit a doctor. The government is grappling with a complex economic issue, but should not dismiss the social benefits that Medicare delivers to the very sick and less well off.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Beyond Left and Right

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 26 June 2006

    Shadow Minister Craig Emerson (pictured), has an intelligent and provocative book that approaches social and economic issues from the right of the ALP. His starting point alone will win him friends and foes. But it will also put some energy into a staid policy making process.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Taking responsibility

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 16 June 2006

    It is time for government leaders to stage a ‘walk in’ and recommit the country’s resources for the health of everyone.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Medicare minus

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 22 May 2006

    MedicarePlus passed through parliament in early March.  Rather than easing the financial burden on average working families, closer examination reveals the policy leads to the creation of poverty traps.

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