Second Interim Report

Second Interim Report

24 April 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-987-7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1042KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 12KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 30KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 26KB)

Referral
First interim report
Second interim report
Public hearings

Chapter 2 - The Australian healthcare system – expenditure, access and outcomes (PDF 536KB)

Introduction
Government expenditure on health
The importance of expenditure on primary care and preventative health measures
Potential efficiencies in Australian health expenditure
Examining the proposal for a Medicare co-payment
Other issues raised with the committee
Conclusion

Chapter 3 (PDF 123KB)

Expenditure
Government review
Is there a welfare crisis?
Threat to vulnerable individuals
Threat to services
The benefits of investing in social services
Conclusion

Chapter 4 (PDF 153KB)

Weak labour market conditions
Slow wage growth
Economy in transition
Job losses in the public sector
Conclusion

Government senators' dissenting report (PDF 135KB)

Context for the National Commission of Audit
The growing burden of Australia's budget deficit
The important work of the commission
Increasing health expenditure
The increasing bill from income support payments
Employment
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 (PDF 57KB)

Summary of income support recipients 2002-2012

APPENDIX 2 (PDF 39KB)

Commonwealth Government employment – tracked job cuts CPSU 17 March 2014

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Select Committee into the Abbott Government's Commission of Audit
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3530
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
coaudit.sen@aph.gov.au

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