List of Recommendations
committee recommends that the government use funding found through efficiencies
to increase evidence based preventative health measures aimed at reducing the
burden of chronic conditions in the future.
committee recommends that the government commit to provide additional resources
to progress the review of Medicare Benefits Schedule item numbers being
undertaken by the Medical Services Advisory Committee.
committee strongly recommends that the government does not implement
co-payments for GP consultations and emergency department services.
committee recommends that the government review health data collected with a
view to: consolidating data held by different departments across different
levels of government; and collecting data on the value of preventative
healthcare and the primary care function of GPs.
committee recommends that the government explore the effectiveness of the
safety nets relating to medicines and primary care, including the consideration
of potential options for improving access and reducing out-of-pocket costs to
committee recommends services for low-income and vulnerable groups be
quarantined from any government spending cuts.
committee recommends that the government actively consult with the community
sector before undertaking any changes to targeting or prioritisation of funding
in social services and disclose potential changes under consideration as part
of this consultation.
committee recommends that the welfare review being undertaken by Mr Patrick
McClure be released to the public once it has been provided to government.
committee recommends that any efficiencies found as a result of recommendations
by the National Commission of Audit or the Welfare Review being undertaken by
Mr Patrick McClure be reinvested in providing services such as those required
to support people with a disability to enter or re-enter the workforce.
committee recommends that the government does not reduce or remove the penalty
committee recommends that the government ensure workers affected by jobs losses
in the industry and manufacturing sectors have early access to information,
support and opportunities to retrain and reskill.
committee recommends that in regions affected by job losses from the
manufacturing sector, the government investigate opportunities for
public-private partnerships for projects that would provide a future workforce
as well as retraining and reskilling opportunities.
4.45 The committee recommends that the government
recognise the individual and community benefits of the solar industry by
retaining the Renewable Energy Target.
committee recommends that there are no further cuts to jobs in the Australian
committee recommends that in the event that further cuts are made to public
service staffing numbers, the government confirm the total number of jobs to be
cut, the timeline (over the forward estimates) of these cuts, the rationale for
these cuts and any impact on resources available for the purposes of policy
development, contract management and program and service delivery.
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