Australian Unity supports the NDIS model of consumer-directed care to deliver health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and value for communities and taxpayers. But getting the market design and cost structure right for both consumers and providers is critical to its sustainability.
Australia Day date debate gains traction after breakfast speech
Australian Unity’s Great Australia Day Breakfast in Parliament House was the venue for a speech by former Coalition minister Ian Macfarlane that stirred considerable discussion about whether 26th January is the appropriate date to celebrate Australia Day.
Mutual and co-operative enterprises can play a greater role in nation’s economic future
Some of the key ideas in Australian Unity’s submission to the Senate Economic References Committee’s Inquiry into Mutual, Cooperative and Member Owned Firms have been endorsed by the committee in its recently released final report.
Australian Unity Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Amanda Hagan tells a National Australia Bank Healthcare Forum that encouraging preventive health programs across all health platforms is in a patient’s best interest.
Submission to the Senate economics reference committee
Australian Unity welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee on the role, importance and overall performance of co-operative, mutual and member-owned firms in the Australian economy.
Ms Jennifer Westacott's 2015 Australia Day address
In her Australia Day address, Business Council of Australia’s Chief Executive Ms Jennifer Westacott said Australia Day is a chance to remember what a wonderful country and community we live in as well as reflecting on the kind of country we want for the future.
Australian Unity is focusing on six current issues to address the social infrastructure challenge: the complexity of aged care laws, more commitment to preventative health, putting the patient at the centre of health care, improving the value of financial advice and ensuring greater retirement savings.
"Our founders included a chief constable, three builders, a farrier, a brewer and a newspaper proprietor. There are perhaps a handful of Australian companies who can trace their roots back this far, and we are proud to be one of them."
Nyunggai Warren Mundine Great Australia Day Breakfast address 2014
In his Great Australia Day Breakfast address held in Queen’s Hall at the Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, Warren Mundine said indigenous Australians needed to "forgive Australia as a nation" and permit themselves to "love their country (and) take pride in Australia's successes and achievement".
Australian Unity GMD Rohan Mead on the BCA's prosperity plan
Read the message from Australian Unity Group Managing Director Rohan Mead regarding the Business Council of Australia’s prosperity plan, released Thursday 1 August, as an important contribution to the national debate on Australia’s economic future.
Derek McMillan, Chief Executive Officer – Retirement Living, Australian Unity, has appeared before the Senate Community Affairs Committee (“the Committee”) to give evidence at the Inquiry into the Aged Care (Living Longer, Living Better) Bill 2013.
Government needs to focus on long-term plan for healthcare
Read Australian Unity Group Managing Director Rohan Mead's op-ed which appeared in the Australian Financial Review stating “the health needs and expectations of the rapidly ageing Australian population over the next 40 years will be an enormous and growing cost for future state and federal governments, whatever agreement has been made by the incumbents.”