2018 Summit

8th National Health Reform Summit

‘Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability’
26 – 27 March 2018

Hotel Pavilion, Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT

Summit Program



Matilda House, Welcome to Country


The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health
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SESSION 1: Broken or just cracked: can our health system be fixed or does it need to be rebuilt?

Mr Ian McAuley, Fellow, Centre for Policy Development

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Dr Paul Jelfs, General Manager, Population and Social Statistics Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Professor Andrew Wilson, Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney

SESSION 2: Shopping the pantry:  what ideas and resources do we already have to improve the health system?

Professor Hal Swerissen, Fellow, Grattan Institute

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Professor Jane Hall, Professor of Health Economics and Director of Strategy, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology

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Professor Nick Graves, Academic Director, Queensland University of Technology


SESSION 3: Beyond the media headlines: engaging politicians and governments on the health issues that really matter

Mr Martin Laverty, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service

Ms Emma Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia

Adjunct Professor Michael Moore, Chief Executive, Public Health Association of Australia

The Hon Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare

SESSION 4:  Soapbox presentations


SESSION 5:  Re-imagining the health system

Mr Justin Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, Equity Health Solutions


Dr Tim Senior, GP working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and media commentator

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Professor Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity, Australian National University, Adviser to the WHO on the Social Determinants of Health

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Emeritus Professor John Dwyer, AHCRA founder, Emeritus Professor of Medicine UNSW

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SESSION 6: Discussion and wrap-up

Dr Fiona Tito-Wheatland, Health Care Consumers’ Association of the ACT