Statement from Minister for Health

Speculation in the media regarding Commission of Audit recommendations in relation to health.

Page last updated: 29 December 2013

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29 December 2013

There has been widespread speculation in the media today about what recommendations the whole of government Commission of Audit may make in relation to health.

The Coalition Government is committed to maintaining and improving our world-class health system.

Labor spent a lot of money on creating huge health bureaucracies. The Coalition Government is committed to getting more of that money back to deliver and improve front line services for patients.

The Government has committed to funding in health and to making sure our health system is sustainable and accessible into the future. We stand by that commitment.

We won't be commenting on speculation around what the Commission of Audit may or may not recommend.

The Commission’s work is still being compiled and will be provided to the Government in 2014.

The Government will be able to consider any recommendations and respond after that time.

Media Contact: John Wiseman – 0401 776 108

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