Behind The News - 20 November 2012

Nobody is pretending it’s a big pile of cash but Health Minister Tanya Plibersek’s decision to hand responsibility of the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program to Medicare Locals is being seen as another step in empowering the primary health bodies.

Her announcement, at the Medicare Locals’ first national conference this month, means key data and analysis about general practice activities, currently administered through Canberra with the aim of improving