The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the
interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare
for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems. CHF welcomes the
opportunity to provide a submission to the Federal Treasurer to inform the 2015-16 Federal Budget.
In the last year there has been much discussion around the Government’s desire to reduce
expenditure and health has been a target of these discussions, with many statements about the
unsustainability of Medicare and a looming blowout in health expenditure.