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Learning from past commissions

Stephen R Leeder and Milton J Lewis
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (5): 268-269.

History doesn’t repeat itself; at best it sometimes rhymes — learning from the past to secure future success

Key propositions

  • If the two new commissions established by the federal government are to have lasting impact, their recommendations will require appropriate and sustained funding.

Stephen R Leeder, MD, PhD, FFAPHM, Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Milton J Lewis, MA, PhD, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Australian Health Policy Institute
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
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