Driver licensing leads to better access to education and employment, and is an important social determinant of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Despite this, there are multiple barriers to driver licensing for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, including access to vehicles and supervising drivers for learner drivers.
On 10 February 2017, The George Institute for Global Health convened a special policy roundtable to examine models for the funding of medicines in Australia. The aim of this roundtable was to evaluate the potential structural and financial reforms required to support sustainable access to medicines for consumers within the Australian health system in this era of targeted medicines, and to formulate avenues for further exploration in this area.
Australia’s healthcare system needs to be more transparent and accessible to put consumers at the centre of health decision making, says a joint report by The George Institute for Global Health and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF).
The report into Australia-China healthcare opportunities by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, National Australian Bank and the George Institute for Global Health has identified areas where Australian businesses can capitalise on China’s increasing demand for quality healthcare and the China-Australia free trade agreement.
More than 30 healthcare experts and community representatives met at a roundtable held by The George Institute for Global Health on August 6, 2015 to discuss how Australia’s healthcare system is funded.