Primary Health Networks: The $12 billion black hole experiment

An audit report found that health officials had no plans to assess PHN performance for six years.

The Australian National Audit Office report released last month is of considerable length and uses language that could only excite an accountant.

Perhaps its biggest plot twist is reading that $11.6 billion has been spent on Primary Health Networks since their emergence from the rubble Peter Dutton made of Medicare Locals when he became Federal Health minister.