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Release of the 2018-19 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Government released the 2018–19 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on 17 December 2018. This brief provides an overview of the key fiscal and economic numbers from the 2018–19 MYEFO with a summary of key data in the tables below. Read more...

Changes to bulk billing incentives for pathology and diagnostic imaging face resistance [revised version corrects previously incorrect information]

The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) announced a number of savings in the health budget. Some of the most significant of these are changes to the incentives paid to pathology and diagnostic imaging providers to bulk bill out of hospital services. According to the MYEFO (p. 174) this measure alone will deliver savings of $650.4 million to the budget over four years. Read more...

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