Australia has a proud history of universal healthcare and continues to expand services to provide for people in need; healthcare is also one of the government’s largest budget items.

The Fed Govt provides ~45% of total Australian healthcare spending & up to 90% of the funding for domestic medical service (ie. GPs, Pathology). The Budget was scheduled for May-20 but was delayed due to CV19. Normally early-term Budgets (this is 1st post May-19 Coalition election win) are renowned for being austere, but it could be that Budget 2020 will set the framework for a longer term CV19 recovery & contain spending initiatives.

The Post Budget Health Briefing is a tradition that enables critical stakeholders in the sector to engage directly with the Minister for Health in the days following the annual budget, providing key insights into the future of Australia’s healthcare system.

Details – Post Budget Health Briefing – Thursday 8th October, Hyatt Hotel Canberra 7.30 – 9.00 am.


In 2018, AIPS launched the Opposition Post Budget Breakfast Health Briefing, to offer the right of rebuttal to the Opposition Shadow Health Minister. Both events are valuable chances for stakeholders to engage at the highest level of policy and gain insights into changes in the sector.

Details – Opposition Post Budget Luncheon Health Briefing – Friday 16th October, Primus Hotel Sydney 12.30 – 2.00 pm

2020 Post Budget Opposition Health Luncheon Briefing – Now Rescheduled to Friday 16th October 2020

2020 Post Budget Opposition Health Luncheon Briefing – Now Rescheduled to Friday 16th October 2020

This annual event was first held in 2018 and continues to be very popular with members of the health and medical community as a prime opportunity to hear the opposition response to the budget, meet the shadow minister and also to network with each other.

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2020 Post Budget Opposition Health Luncheon Briefing – Now Rescheduled to Friday 16th October 2020