2014 prediction – Dr Steve Hambleton

The minister has indicated that he is unwilling to cut anything from general practice. He is unwilling to cut anything from hospitals but that every portfolio has got to participate in the savings push, so it is likely to be entities or agencies or parts of the portfolio that are not involved in direct patient contact.

Health Workforce Australia is one of those agencies. The parts of Health Workforce Australia that look at the numbers and varieties of specialists that Australia needs,