ADF National Health Agreement Does Not Specify % Of GST – 29 April 2010

“Talk of 30% of GST being committed to health by states who sign up to the Rudd National Health & Hospitals Agreement is not backed up by the details of the Agreement”, Mr Stephen Milgate, Executive Director of the Australian Doctors’ Fund said in Sydney today.

The National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement released on 19/4/10 by COAG states at page 7, “there will be a review of the level of GST to be dedicated once the system has transitioned to an efficient price,” and at page 28 “dedicating a proportion of the Goods and Services Tax (GST)”

“We have a long way to go yet before we know what is likely to be delivered in the form of health funding,” Mr Milgate said.

Stephen Milgate (02) 9567 5595 (BH) 0425 283 411