Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The University of Sydney Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is the leading independent scholarly voice on health policy in Australia. It brings together scholars and practitioners with broad expertise in health policy, economics and health services research to produce high-quality analyses of current health policy issues, deliver annual public seminars, education programs and undertake comprehensive research projects. MCHP’s research program addresses four themes that include policies for health futures, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.


Budget Analyses

Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell

June 2014: Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell provides her analyses of various provisions in the 2014-15 federal Budget. Read More

Focus on waste and spending could achieve significant savings

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug

11 June 2014: The Abbott government is weathering a storm of opposition to its proposed budget items that would see the introduction of co-payments. Replacing co-payments with just two Plan B policy options would accrue double or even triple the savings of the co-payment measures. Article Published in The Australian Financial Review, 11 June 2014.