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This audit assessed the effectiveness of administration of the Medical Specialist Training Program (STP) by the Australian Department of Health. The STP is a grants program with competitive annual funding rounds, with state health departments and specialist colleges providing advice to the Department in order to direct grant disbursement through the colleges. The ANAO has recommended improvements aimed at improving transparency and equity.
David Gadiel, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, explores the idea that the government should abolish the Medicare Schedule Fee, deregulating the market, and avoiding the problems associated with paying GPs incentives to bulk-bill and the politically flammable Medicare co-payment issue.
The Australian Crime Commission has published a report combining open-source information with strategic and operational intelligence to describe the Australian amphetamine market. The analysis considers national and international aspects, the nature of the harms involved, the state of the market, and the involvement of organized crime.
The Sydney School of Public Health has published the shortlisted and winning essays from the 2014 Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, with the theme of “The social and cultural determinants of mental health: Collective responsibilities, individualism, austerity and entitlements”. The winning essay is “A Place to Call Home: Housing Security and Mental Health,” by freelance writer El Gibbs.