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More than three in every four Medicare-billed pathology tests are analysed by one of two big corporations: Sonic Healthcare and Primary Health Care. Soda_O2/Shutterstock

Blood money: pathology cuts can reduce spending without compromising health

Industry consolidation and technological advances have completely reshaped the pathology industry over recent decades. But the way governments pay for pathology services hasn’t kept up.
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s approach is the clean slate one. Aaron Bunch/AAP

Scott Morrison’s budget car in desperate need of a petrol bowser

There was a very revealing moment in Scott Morrison’s interview on Tuesday’s ABC 7.30 program about this week’s budget update. Presenter Leigh Sales was pressing Morrison about the gap between the Coalition’s…
The BCA was probably doomed the moment Tony Abbott announced its creation out of Australia Council funds. Nastya Shershneva

Short shelf life: the Book Council of Australia is stuffed back on the rack

The Book Council of Australia – announced by Tony Abbott just over a year ago – was today scrapped. But we still need a body to advocate for literature and to advise government on policy settings.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann unveil the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook for 2015-2016.

MYEFO 2015 at a glance

The government has revised down its forecast for economic growth to 2.5% and an expected deficit of $37.4 billion.

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