Recommendation 1

1.22    The committee recommends that the Senate Select Committee on Health be re-established in the 45th Parliament, and be provided with the terms of reference and support to undertake scrutiny of health policy, including Indigenous health.

Recommendation 2

3.51    The committee recommends that the Government reconstitute the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission or a similar body to review hospital funding arrangements and build on the National Health Reform Agreement. This process should be guided by the principles of equity, fairness, adequate funding and long-term certainty to ensure the continuity of public hospital services.

Recommendation 3

3.53    The committee recommends that the Government urgently give an undertaking that the mechanisms for activity based funding, such as the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, and the other structures put in place by the former government to implement activity based funding, will not be dismantled.

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