Catherine King on Abbott's 'GP Tax'

But what those facts showed depended on the speaker. The AIHW’s press release of 1.30am on 23 September lead with how health spending overall – total spending by government and consumers on health goods and services – had grown by only 1.5% for the 2012–13 period. That was at least three times lower than the 5.1% average over the previous decade, and the “lowest growth the AIHW has recorded since… the series [began] in the mid-1980s”, according to AIHW director and CEO David Kalisch.