Budget responses

A range of health groups respond to the 2014 Budget 

Michael Moore, CEO, Public Health Association of Australia

“This Budget is dominated by cuts to spending in key areas that will effectively kick people while they are down and result in an increasing burden on the health system over time.  Many of the funding cuts appear to be short sighted approaches that do not recognise the health and economic costs associated with the growing burden of chronic disease.  

Almost $8.6 billion will be cut from the Health Budget over