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 five themes that include policies for health futures, value in health care, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.


Back to the future with Coalition attacks on Medicare bulk billing

Associate Professor James Gillespie

10 December 2014: In the government’s latest “scraping away the barnacles” of unpopular and blocked policies, prime minister Tony Abbott and health minister Peter Dutton have announced they’re abandoning the plan to have doctors charge a $7 co-payment for consultations. Associate Professor James Gillespie comments. Read More

Australia needs mentally healthy workplaces

Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell

8 December 2014: Economic analyses shows that mental health disorders result in more than six million lost working days and cost Australian businesses around $11 billion every year. Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Russell comments. Read More