Archives for February 2015

NFAW congratulates Sue Salthouse

NFAW congratulates Sue Salthouse who was named ACT Citizen of the Year – Sue is an active member of the NFAW Social Policy Committee – read the linked Canberra Times article dated 12 March 2015

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/disability-advocate-sue-salthouse-named-2015-canberra-citizen-of-the-year-20150312-141z49.html

Health policy options in the wake of health pricing ideas

The Commonwealth Government focus so far on the use of a ‘price signal’ to make savings in health expenditure entirely misses the nature of the problem with current and future health costs in Australia – and the obvious options for improvement.

Without an aggressive focus on reducing the risks of preventable illness and improving the management of chronic diseases, government fears of the increasing health costs of the growing and ageing population will become a certainty.

Read more here – health policy options in the wake of health pricing ideas (f)-1 Feb 2015

Rosemary Calder is a member of the NFAW Social Policy Committee and this document has been published online by Fairfax newspapers.

Paid parental leave scheme to be replaced with new ‘families package’

“Marie Coleman, chair of the National Foundation for Australian Women Social Policy Committee, joins RN Breakfast” – listen at http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/childcare-reform/6065258