Report on Government services 2012

The Report on Government Services 2012 has been released. Gary Banks, Chairman of the Productivity Commission, observed that the Report promotes awareness about the performance of government services and helps drive
improvements. 'Everyone relies on government services at different stages of their lives, and the services in this Report are particularly important for the more disadvantaged members of society. Improving government services is important socially, but also economically."

Governments spent over $164 billion on the services covered in this year's Report, equivalent to around 12.5 per cent of Australia's national income. Chapters include the health sector, public hospitals, primary & community health, mental health, aged care, disability, early childhood and emergency services.

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