National Health Reform agreements
The National Health Reform Agreement was agreed to by First Ministers on 2 August 2011.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has also agreed to a revised National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (following the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services Expert Panel Report) as well as amendments to the National Healthcare Agreement and the Intergovernmental Agreement of Federal Financial Relations.
The National Health Reform Agreement gives effect to the commitment made by the Council of Australians Governments on 2 August 2011, and in doing so, supersedes the Heads of Agreement on National Health Reform (13 February 2011).
Agreements between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments supporting National Health Reform
- National Partnership Agreement on eHealth
- National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes
- National Partnership Agreement on Hospital and Health Workforce Reform
- National Healthcare Agreement (superseded)
- National Partnership Agreement on the Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction Plan
- National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH)
- National Partnership Agreement on Health Infrastructure
The Tobacco Plain Packaging Information Kit provides practical information on the responsibilities and obligations of retailers and other suppliers of tobacco products under the new Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011.
eHealth.gov.au is your gateway to Australia's personally controlled electronic health record system, linking you to information about eHealth records and the system itself. Visit www.ehealth.gov.au
On 20 April 2012, the Prime Minister and Minister Butler unveiled a comprehensive package of reforms to build a better, fairer, more sustainable and more nationally consistent aged care system.