COAG Meeting – 13 April 2012, Canberra

Posted on April 18, 2012. Filed under: Disability, Health Economics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , , |

COAG Meeting – 13 April 2012, Canberra

“COAG held its 32nd meeting in Canberra on 13 April 2012. 2012 marks 20 years since COAG first met in December 1992. The Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association attended the meeting.”

The Communiqué is available on the Meetings Outcomes page.

National Health Reform Agreement

“COAG has agreed, out-of-session in August 2011, the National Health Reform Agreement which will deliver major reforms to the organisation, funding and delivery of health and aged care.

The Agreement sets out the shared intention of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure the sustainability of the Australian health system.

The reforms will achieve better access to services, improved local accountability and transparency, greater responsiveness to local communities and provide a stronger financial basis for our health system into the future through increased Commonwealth funding. This new agreement gives effect to the commitment made by COAG on 13 February 2011, and in doing so, supersedes the National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement and the Heads of Agreement on National Health Reform.

Under the National Health Reform Agreement, the Commonwealth is providing an extra $16.4 billion, through to 2019-20, for public hospitals.”

National Health Reform Agreement – PDF 1.1MB

“COAG has also agreed to a new National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services, as well as amendments to the National Healthcare Agreement and the Intergovernmental Agreement of Federal Financial Relations”

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services – PDF 1MB

Expert Panel Report – PDF 2.5MB

National Healthcare Agreement – PDF 355KB

Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations – PDF 181KB

“This announcement builds on a number of significant investments in Australia’s public hospital system by the Commonwealth Government.”

Brief Summary of Cth investments in public hospitals – PDF 172KB

A media release is available from the Prime Minister’s website:

COAG Communiqué: 13 April 2012 – DOC 74KB | PDF 124KB

Attachment A: High-level Principles for a National Disability Insurance Scheme – DOC 144KB | PDF 66KB

Attachment B: Progress Report: Building a National Disability Insurance Scheme – DOC 82KB | PDF 95KB

Attachment C: Projects under the National Partnership Agreement Supporting National Mental Health Reform – DOC 50KB | PDF 79KB

Mental Health Reform

National Partnership Agreement Supporting National Mental Health Reform – PDF 8.89MB


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