CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.
We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.
Medicare's 40th anniversary
Medicare is the publicly funded universal healthcare insurance scheme in Australia. It is the principal way Australians access their health services. February 1st 2024 marks 40 years since the Hawke government reinstated Medicare as the means to ensure Australians have access to high quality healthcare.
Medicare is highly valued by Australian health consumers, but as our population ages and the level of chronic disease increases, Medicare must also change.
Join us as we reflect on Medicare’s 40th anniversary and advocate for affordable healthcare.
Consumers as leaders in health care
Australia's health system as told by consumers