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Funding health for all – priorities for the 2024 Australian Federal budget

The George Institute for Global Health is pleased to contribute a written Pre-Budget 2024-2025 submission to the Commonwealth Treasury ahead of the release of the 2024 Commonwealth Budget.

Australia’s healthcare system enables citizens to enjoy world-class treatments and programs, underpinned by a robust research sector. But effective governments don’t just invest in treating health problems – they invest in preventing them, especially for the most at-risk communities. Every dollar spent on prevention leads to better outcomes and significant health-system savings. Investment in health is an investment in Australia’s future. The George Institute for Global Health 2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission outlines our five priorities for investment in future health and wellbeing of Australians:

  1. Investing in preventive health;
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health;
  3. Implementing the National Health and Climate Strategy;
  4. Research and innovation in women’s health for gender equity; and
  5. Increased funding for health and medical research.

The George Institute calls upon the Commonwealth Government to fully fund the development and implementation of these recommendations in the next Federal Commonwealth Budget.