Moves to reign in the NDIS have highlighted the fiscal horse-trading that occurs when the Commonwealth seeks support from the States.
Our health system is a patchwork with opaque accountabilities
and delivers uneven service nationwide. It is activity instead of outcome-based.
Perhaps the Commonwealth should take sole responsibility for our health system's policy, focus, funding and efficiency – from preventative
health to acute, disability and aged care.
At the very least, there needs to be a fully inclusive
community dialogue on achieving a better health system with clear
accountabilities and less bureaucracy.