Dr Stephen Duckett steps down: 'The opponents of Medicare are all gone'

After 30 years pushing health reform, he says Australia is finally on the cusp of major changes

Dr Stephen Duckett (PhD), one of the country’s leading health policy gurus, has had various clashes with the AMA over the years, not least when he was secretary of the federal Department of Human Services and Health.

Dr Stephen Duckett
Dr Stephen Duckett.

For the past decade, he has been health program director of the Grattan Institute think tank.

He’s not always been popular