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An analysis of changing patterns in healthcare use over the last 15 years showed that service use by older people grew far more than their 18 per cent growth as a proportion of the population.
The federal government wants to make sure ‘Medicare is sustainable,’ says Associate Professor Helena Britt, lead investigator of the two reports.
Two reports published today General practice activity in Australia 2014-15 and A decade of Australian general practice 2005-06 to 2014-15, provide data on the activities of our GPs and the care of their patients.
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John Gilchrist from the Australian Catholic University takes a comprehensive look at the interplay between law, policy and practice in copyright law by investigating the rights of the government as the copyright owner, the preserver of copyright material and the user of other’s copyright material, in The Government and Copyright.
Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Sherington has been widely reported in the media this week, talking about the original tennis courts in the University Quadrangle. These, and other stories, are told in Sydney University Sport 1852-2007: more than a club.
Congratulations to Robert Dixon for becoming the joint winner of the 2015 Walter McRae Russell Award last night for his book Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time. According to the comments of the judging panel:
Robert Dixon’s Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time (SUP) is an erudite and accomplished work on one of Australia’s major contemporary writers, showcasing deep engagement with the texts and their genesis, and powered by a highly contextualised biographical approach that places these works within their cultural moments in richly revealing ways …
How can we tell if government decisions to sell public assets or change the way social services are delivered will benefit the public? This book explores these developments through rich case studies of a diverse set of social policy domains. The case studies demonstrate a range of effects of marketisation, including the impact on the experience of consumer engagement with social service systems, on the distribution of social advantage and disadvantage, and on the democratic steering of social policy.