Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs

Is the Australian Health System in Crisis?

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Tue 20th March 2018 | 2pm - 3pm | Lecture Theatre 1.106, Building 260, Murdoch University South Street Campus (WA)

The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs is hosting the 2018 inaugural Health Administration, Policy and Leadership Lecture, featuring Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director of the Grattan Institute.
In this lecture, Professor Duckett will discuss the sustainability of the Australian health care system and outline some of the economic challenges facing the system. He will also review contemporary system issues including the future of the primary care system, hospital funding and quality of care in hospitals.

About Dr Stephen Duckett

Dr Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.


Places for this event are stricly limited and registrations are essentials.

The Sir Walter Murdoch School is also co-hosting the ACHSM WA Breakfast Forum Hospitals 2020: The Challanges for the Next Commonwealth-State Health Care Agreement. This event features Dr Stephen Duckett on the 16th of March. Click here to find out more.

Thanks to our partners: ACHSM and EY

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Sir Walter Murdoch School Policy Seminar: Fans First – The Optus Stadium Journey

Thu 22nd February 2018 | 12pm - 1pm | Room 1.002, Learning Link Building 513, Murdoch University South Street Campus (WA)

Speaker: Mr David Etherton, CEO, VenuesWestDavid Etherton.png

David Etherton has spent the last decade as Chief Executive Officer of VenuesWest. With the opening of Optus Stadium, Western Australia now has a portfolio of sporting and entertainment venues that is among the best in the country. After starting with four venues valued at $180 million, VenuesWest now has a 13-venue portfolio valued at $2.2 billion, with nearly five million annual visitors expected in 2018/19. David has led VenuesWest through this growth whilst achieving exceptionally high customer satisfaction rates year on year. He was recognised in 2005 as a 40 under 40 leader and in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Murdoch University Leader of the Year in State or Federal Government Award.

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