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Monday, 7 March 2005
Page: 157


Senator Allison asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing, upon notice, on 15 November 2004:

(1)   When will the report resulting from the Investment Review of Health and Medical Research be made public.

(2)   What are the reasons for the delay in the publication of the report.

(3)   What plans does the Government have to implement the recommendations of the report.


Senator Patterson (Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues) —The Minister for Health and Ageing has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1) (2)   and (3) I announced the public release of the Report of the Investment Review of Health and Medical Research on 9 December 2004. A copy of my Press Release of 9 December on this matter is attached.

Copies of the Report and the Report’s Executive Summary are available electronically at:

www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/health-hsid-investreview.