Abolishing the States a Step Too Far

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The Hon. Tony Abbott MHR responds to criticism from some his Liberal colleagues regarding his position on battling the dysfunction of federation by enhancing the capacity of the Commonwealth to resolve problems the states can't fix.

 

Battling the Dysfunction of Federation

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The “blame game” must stop, as Mr Rudd said before the election, but how can it be stopped if the institutional arrangements don’t change?

NT e-Health Trials: an Important Test

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The creation of shared electronic records is a test that the Australian health system has yet to pass.

e-Health in Australia

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The inability of ministers, public servants, managers, IT experts and health professionals to move the health sector into the modern world constitutes an important systemic failure.

Reflections on time in Cape York

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Thanks to the humane realism applied by people like Pearson and former ALP national president Warren Mundine, there's now more ground for optimism about Aboriginal policy than for many years.

Who would you trust with the money? A response to Kevin Fong and Rachel Siewert

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The long-term involvement of high calibre professionals and administrators would immensely strengthen the social fabric of remote indigenous townships and make more local autonomy politically feasible.