Healthy investments

The new Comprehensive Cancer Centre is set to have a private floor dedicated to serving international full fee paying patients, the revenue from which will help subsidise the delivery of services for local patients.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/call-to-lift-medical-tourism-20140114-30ta7.html

The proposal was endorsed by the Age:

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-editorial/peter-macs-private-plan-could-benefit-us-all-20140115-30v8s.html

Great idea I reckon, and one I’m proud to have put on the table way back in 2012:

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/chasm-divides-ted-and-hard-hats-20120622-20tqj.html

2013 Anti Poverty Week talk

Last October I was invited to give a keynote at an Anti-Poverty Week conference held at the Fitzroy Town Hall. I spoke about poverty and inequality and how disappointing Australia’s performance has been on these fronts over the last few decades. My slides are posted here.

http://www.css.org.au/Article-View/Article/15316/Anti-Poverty-Week-Australias-Human-Rights-Future-Thursday-17-October-2013

And here:

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