A COAG representative said that this represents the most significant reform to Australia’s health and hospitals system since the introduction of Medicare, and one of the largest reforms to service delivery in the history of the Federation.
These reforms will deliver better health and hospitals by:
In addition, a package of $5.4 billion in reforms and investment will include the provision of:
The reforms and investments agreed by COAG, with the exception of Western Australia, will drive these changes in service delivery and it is hoped that they will lead to better health outcomes for Australians.
Western Australia is the only state which has not agreed to either the retention of the goods and services tax or the associated funding governance arrangements. Western Australia and the Commonwealth have agreed to continue discussions.
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