Crawford School Dialogue:
Health Care Reform and Policy Implementation

Tuesday 6 July, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Springbank Room, J G Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

The Forum will bring together the Canberra policy community and engage on important policy concerns. The theme for this half-day Forum is ‘Health Care Reform and Policy Implementation’. This Forum will explore the strategic and economic aspects of this theme through presentations by leaders in the public service as well as academic experts from the Crawford School at ANU and other leaders in the health reform field.

Despite the sweeping changes to Australia's health system, considerable gaps and unanswered questions remain. Some experts believe that, if handled well, many issues can be resolved during the implementation stage.  Is there room for improvement in the health reform package? Leading health care experts suggest changes need to be considered both for the structure and financing of the reform.

The first session of the forum will look at the case for Australia’s current health care reform and the second session of the morning, two of the Crawford Faculty – Dr Adrian Kay and Dr Ann Nevile will address the general problem of the implementation gap between policy-as-designed and policy-as-executed.

CHAIR
9.00 – 9.10

Welcome
Professor Tom Kompas
Director, Crawford School of Economics and Government
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9.10 – 10.30

Australian Health Reform
Chair: Professor John Uhr
Professor of Public Policy, Crawford School of Economics and Government
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Professor John Deeble
An architect of Medibank
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Mr Ian McAuley
Fellow, Centre for Policy Development
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Discussant: Associate Professor Paul Dugdale
Director of the Centre for Health Stewardship, ANU
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10.30 – 11.00

Morning tea

11.00 – 12.30

Policy Implementation
Chair: Professor John Uhr
Professor of Public Policy, Crawford School of Economics and Government
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Professor Andrew Podger
Former Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care &
Adjunct Professor, ANU

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Dr Adrian Kay
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Crawford School of Economics and Government
» view presentation [PDF, 313KB]
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Dr Ann Nevile
Director of Social Policy Action Research Centre, Crawford School of Economics and Government
» view presentation [PDF, 33KB]
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