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Discussion Papers

The Commission has invited a range of people to develop short discussion papers on possible reforms in some areas relevant to the Commission’s work.

These papers add to the input that the Commission has received through submissions and through its engagement forums.

In the interests of informing debate and discussion of possible health reforms, the Commission is making these papers publicly available.

Please be aware that the views expressed in the papers are the views of the authors and should not be taken to be the views of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission or the Australian Government.

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