Stephen Duckett

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Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

smh Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

theage Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

watoday Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

watoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

watoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

watoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

smh Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

smh Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

theage Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

theage Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Ruby Princess ) : "The first wave was [driven] by the Ruby Princess and this one is the failure of Victorian quarantine," External link

abc-au Monday, July 20, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "One of the things we know is that super-spreader events are part of this disease. That's what happened in Victoria. That is why [infections] got away so quickly," "That's not what has happened so far in NSW, but clusters of infection have potential to become widespread across the Sydney metropolitan area" External link

abc-au Monday, July 20, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It can happen [control of an outbreak] but this assumes that every outbreak is the same kind, something that you can jump on, and I think that's unlikely because this pandemic looks like it will last a couple of years," "If this does go on, then I think the likelihood of a large outbreak [like the one in Victoria] is quite high" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you do not achieve elimination, then you always run the risk of an outbreak, the only question is, is the outbreak going to be small or is it going to be large?" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It can happen (control of an outbreak) but this assumes that every outbreak is the same kind, something that you can jump on, and I think that's unlikely because this pandemic looks like it will last a couple of years," "If this does go on, then I think the likelihood of a large outbreak (like the one in Victoria) is quite high" External link

qt Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you do not achieve elimination, then you always run the risk of an outbreak, the only question is, is the outbreak going to be small or is it going to be large?" External link

qt Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

theage Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

smh Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

watoday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “By and large health insurance is not a good deal for healthy people under about 60,” External link

guardian Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We see that the numbers are really really low and so we think that the risk of getting infected is really really low," "So we're going out shopping in the way we used to, we're going to indoor parties and not social distancing, and this relaxing of our guard has created the conditions for the virus to spread again" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The borders for Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia have to remain closed," "Because if I were in any one of those states the risk of opening the borders and having people from Victoria who may be carrying the infection, flying to Brisbane, flying to Perth - then you just start all over again" External link

9news Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I think he's weighing naively the interests of the some of those industries against the risk of the virus taking up and then major restrictions having to come back in play and that being worse for the economy," "I don't think there's really an economy health trade-off. I think the prime minister thinks there is" External link

9news Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett writes : “The world needs to adapt to a ‘new normal’, where the economic fallout continues and the virus continues to pose a threat,” “Unless or until there is a vaccine, this stage has no endpoint. We all will live with the risk of more outbreaks and shutdowns, and the need for vigilance and swift responses to outbreaks” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, June 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If it is safe to allow people from New South Wales to come in, people from New South Wales should be allowed to come in because the tourism industry is very, very important in Queensland," "But if it's not safe and it runs the risk of COVID-19 escalating again and we go back into this exponential growth phase, it's just not worth it for them to open their borders" External link

qt Monday, June 22, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

illawarramercury Monday, June 22, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "The issue is do we have the right structures? Should public health be more centralised or more disseminated? These are the questions we need to ask," "There needs to be more money, too, but we're not talking about building another huge hospital" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "One of the big successes is how the health system pivoted so rapidly," "There was an enormous amount of innovation taking place on the ground" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

bordermail Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

smh Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

smh Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

watoday Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

smh Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

theage Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

watoday Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you put yourself in the place of teachers, they've developed their lesson plans for term two based on the fact they are going to be teaching from home and then you're going to say throw out all the lesson plans and go back to face-to-face," External link

smh Monday, May 11, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you put yourself in the place of teachers, they've developed their lesson plans for term two based on the fact they are going to be teaching from home and then you're going to say throw out all the lesson plans and go back to face-to-face," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 11, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you put yourself in the place of teachers, they've developed their lesson plans for term two based on the fact they are going to be teaching from home and then you're going to say throw out all the lesson plans and go back to face-to-face," External link

theage Monday, May 11, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “There is also no mention of professional footy games. Does that mean they’ll come in step four or step five?” “There does appear to be some things missing” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 8, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “There is also no mention of professional footy games. Does that mean they’ll come in step four or step five?” “There does appear to be some things missing” External link

smh Friday, May 8, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “There is also no mention of professional footy games. Does that mean they’ll come in step four or step five?” “There does appear to be some things missing” External link

theage Friday, May 8, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The public has gotten used to telehealth, and I think there will be public pressure to keep these new systems in place," "It's simply a more efficient way of delivering healthcare, and it makes sense to most of us in an emerging world where technology is making our lives easier" External link

9news Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We're doing things now which are much more efficient than we've done in the past," External link

abc-au Friday, May 1, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The corner has certainly been turned but it's too early to say when it will be safe to lift the lid," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, April 20, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "At current rates of new cases, Australia's health system capacity will not be overwhelmed, even without the potential expansion of intensive care beds that state governments have announced," External link

qt Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "At current rates of new cases, Australia's health system capacity will not be overwhelmed, even without the potential expansion of intensive care beds that state governments have announced," External link

qt Monday, April 6, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

watoday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

smh Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

theage Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator," "But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator," "But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area" External link

smh Friday, March 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : “I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator,” “But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 20, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : “I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator,” “But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area” External link

smh Friday, March 20, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : “I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator,” “But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area” External link

theage Friday, March 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The costs aren't greater than in Melbourne or Sydney but there's a very different practice pattern — and patients are the losers," External link

abc-au Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now, and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

theage Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now, and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

watoday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now, and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

smh Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

theage Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

theage Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

watoday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

watoday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "What we're suggesting is that the subsidy that currently is spread across everybody be concentrated on older people that use health services more," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

watoday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

theage Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

smh Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

smh Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

watoday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

theage Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

9news Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We've got to get some way of holding those doctors to account, and one of the ways of doing that is for the private hospitals to say to them: 'If you're going to practise in this hospital, you're going to negotiate with us what your fees are'," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Take maternity care for example — patients stay in private hospitals about a day longer for a normal delivery than patients in public hospitals," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, November 25, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, November 25, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 25, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 25, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We've got to get some way of holding those doctors to account, and one of the ways of doing that is for the private hospitals to say to them: 'if you're going to practice in this hospital, you're going to negotiate with us what your fees are'," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Take maternity care for example — patients stay in private hospitals about a day longer for a normal delivery than patients in public hospitals," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We've got to get some way of holding those doctors to account, and one of the ways of doing that is for the private hospitals to say to them: 'if you're going to practice in this hospital, you're going to negotiate with us what your fees are'," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Take maternity care for example — patients stay in private hospitals about a day longer for a normal delivery than patients in public hospitals," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

theage Monday, November 25, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, November 25, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

watoday Monday, November 25, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

smh Monday, November 25, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

bordermail Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

bordermail Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

watoday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

watoday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

smh Monday, October 14, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

smh Monday, October 14, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

theage Monday, October 14, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

theage Monday, October 14, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 14, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 14, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

theage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

smh Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Transparency without a doubt is a good thing, it is really important consumers know what they're going to pay," External link

abc-au Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Transparency without a doubt is a good thing, it is really important consumers know what they're going to pay," External link

abc-au Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Transparency without a doubt is a good thing, it is really important consumers know what they're going to pay," External link

abc-au Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

smh Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

watoday Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

theage Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

watoday Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

smh Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

watoday Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

theage Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Crazy and unjust. Need to treat clinical and non clinical senior staff equitably” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

smh Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

watoday Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

theage Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

smh Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

theage Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

watoday Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

watoday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

watoday Monday, June 10, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

smh Monday, June 10, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 10, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

theage Monday, June 10, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "More people miss out on dental care than any other healthcare," External link

abc-au Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

smh Monday, April 15, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

theage Monday, April 15, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

watoday Monday, April 15, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 15, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

smh Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

theage Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

watoday Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Given the significant increases that have occurred in funding over the last few years ... it's absolutely the right time to step back and say, 'is this really the right way to provide support for people in need?'" External link

abc-au Monday, April 1, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Given the significant increases that have occurred in funding over the last few years ... it's absolutely the right time to step back and say, 'is this really the right way to provide support for people in need?'" External link

radioaustralianews-fr Monday, April 1, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Given the significant increases that have occurred in funding over the last few years ... it's absolutely the right time to step back and say, 'is this really the right way to provide support for people in need?'" External link

abc-au Monday, April 1, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

theage Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

smh Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

watoday Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "What is staggering when you think about it, is that policy about the mouth is distinct from policy about every other aspect of the body," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

watoday Monday, December 17, 2018 4:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

theage Monday, December 17, 2018 4:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

smh Monday, December 17, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, December 17, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you look at the costs of the major hospitals in Perth, they're more expensive than major hospitals in other states and territories," "You can't blame dispersion and location geography reasons for that" External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Seventy per cent of the costs of hospitals are for staffing, so the scope for savings is going to be limited if you only focus on [the other] 30 per cent," External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I think it's basically policy reasons that you're ending up with higher costs," "Because Western Australia has been a wealthy state for so long, there hasn't been the efficiency drive that other states have seen" External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said ( about Fiona Stanley ) : "Was the planning for [Fiona Stanley Hospital] predicated on a tighter rationalisation of Royal Perth and other hospitals, and has that occurred?" External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "If a more effective policy had been in place, the savings to the government, and therefore taxpayers and patients, would have been much greater," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "What we are saying with this report is that while price disclosure has been somewhat effective, there are a number of measures the government could introduce to supplement price disclosure and create additional savings," "The government has to be looking for every possible saving, especially if they are considering lifting the Medicare rebate freeze, which will cost them billions of dollars each year" External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We target these drinks because most of them contain no nutritional benefit. How we use the money is a debate for later. For now, Australia should introduce this tax because it offers twin benefits: it will reduce the number of people who become obese and it will ensure fewer taxpayer dollars have to be spent on the damage done by obesity" External link

www.tax-news Monday, December 5, 2016 10:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When the extra tax was imposed on leaded petrol, people could see the higher price when they walked up to the pump," "Then they were able to compare the performance of unleaded petrol against leaded petrol and discovered that it made no difference" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When the extra tax was imposed on leaded petrol, people could see the higher price when they walked up to the pump," "Then they were able to compare the performance of unleaded petrol against leaded petrol and discovered that it made no difference" External link

smh Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:00:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : “We have used strong language in our report, and that was for a reason,” External link

9news Friday, October 14, 2016 5:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "The care that most Victorians get in our hospitals - both public and private - is excellent," External link

9news Friday, October 14, 2016 5:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "The care that most Victorians get in our hospitals - both public and private - is excellent," External link

9news Friday, October 14, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I can't guarantee that it will always be found, but what we're trying to do is increase the likelihood that it will be found" External link

smh Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I can't guarantee that it will always be found, but what we're trying to do is increase the likelihood that it will be found" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The evidence of what works is not strong, so we need to build the evidence," External link

9news Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "Privatisation is increasing the proportion of private payment in the health system," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "Privatisation is increasing the proportion of private payment in the health system," External link

smh Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:43:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "I'm extremely surprised because this is exactly the sort of thing that is not supposed to happen during an election campaign," External link

9news Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT



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Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

smh Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

theage Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "They are not a trade-off," "A serious outbreak has serious consequences for the economy" External link

watoday Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

watoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

watoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

watoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

smh Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

smh Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “It traps us in this stop-start, yo-yoing of the economy until we get a vaccine,” External link

theage Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “People looked at China and thought, well that’s China, we couldn’t do that here [in a democracy],” “But then New Zealand did it too and that was embarrassing” External link

theage Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Ruby Princess ) : "The first wave was [driven] by the Ruby Princess and this one is the failure of Victorian quarantine," External link

abc-au Monday, July 20, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "One of the things we know is that super-spreader events are part of this disease. That's what happened in Victoria. That is why [infections] got away so quickly," "That's not what has happened so far in NSW, but clusters of infection have potential to become widespread across the Sydney metropolitan area" External link

abc-au Monday, July 20, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It can happen [control of an outbreak] but this assumes that every outbreak is the same kind, something that you can jump on, and I think that's unlikely because this pandemic looks like it will last a couple of years," "If this does go on, then I think the likelihood of a large outbreak [like the one in Victoria] is quite high" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you do not achieve elimination, then you always run the risk of an outbreak, the only question is, is the outbreak going to be small or is it going to be large?" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It can happen (control of an outbreak) but this assumes that every outbreak is the same kind, something that you can jump on, and I think that's unlikely because this pandemic looks like it will last a couple of years," "If this does go on, then I think the likelihood of a large outbreak (like the one in Victoria) is quite high" External link

qt Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you do not achieve elimination, then you always run the risk of an outbreak, the only question is, is the outbreak going to be small or is it going to be large?" External link

qt Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

theage Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

smh Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "So if [casuals] are weighing up their income that they need for their rent or their food against doing the right thing by staying at home, we want to help them in making that right choice," External link

watoday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “By and large health insurance is not a good deal for healthy people under about 60,” External link

guardian Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We see that the numbers are really really low and so we think that the risk of getting infected is really really low," "So we're going out shopping in the way we used to, we're going to indoor parties and not social distancing, and this relaxing of our guard has created the conditions for the virus to spread again" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The borders for Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia have to remain closed," "Because if I were in any one of those states the risk of opening the borders and having people from Victoria who may be carrying the infection, flying to Brisbane, flying to Perth - then you just start all over again" External link

9news Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I think he's weighing naively the interests of the some of those industries against the risk of the virus taking up and then major restrictions having to come back in play and that being worse for the economy," "I don't think there's really an economy health trade-off. I think the prime minister thinks there is" External link

9news Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett writes : “The world needs to adapt to a ‘new normal’, where the economic fallout continues and the virus continues to pose a threat,” “Unless or until there is a vaccine, this stage has no endpoint. We all will live with the risk of more outbreaks and shutdowns, and the need for vigilance and swift responses to outbreaks” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, June 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If it is safe to allow people from New South Wales to come in, people from New South Wales should be allowed to come in because the tourism industry is very, very important in Queensland," "But if it's not safe and it runs the risk of COVID-19 escalating again and we go back into this exponential growth phase, it's just not worth it for them to open their borders" External link

qt Monday, June 22, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

illawarramercury Monday, June 22, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "The issue is do we have the right structures? Should public health be more centralised or more disseminated? These are the questions we need to ask," "There needs to be more money, too, but we're not talking about building another huge hospital" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "One of the big successes is how the health system pivoted so rapidly," "There was an enormous amount of innovation taking place on the ground" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

bordermail Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's dangerous for people to think this fight is over," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

smh Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

smh Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Until we know the virus is gone there is still a risk for everybody so we need to remain vigilant,” External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The large majority of people who went to the rally were wearing masks and appeared to be social distancing where possible,” “On the other hand, the Rye pier is quite different because none of them were wearing masks and they were all very close” External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

watoday Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

smh Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

theage Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The estimate of deaths in those early days, they assumed no lockdowns and no action," "If you let the disease rip, you'd have a huge number of deaths" External link

watoday Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you put yourself in the place of teachers, they've developed their lesson plans for term two based on the fact they are going to be teaching from home and then you're going to say throw out all the lesson plans and go back to face-to-face," External link

smh Monday, May 11, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you put yourself in the place of teachers, they've developed their lesson plans for term two based on the fact they are going to be teaching from home and then you're going to say throw out all the lesson plans and go back to face-to-face," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 11, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you put yourself in the place of teachers, they've developed their lesson plans for term two based on the fact they are going to be teaching from home and then you're going to say throw out all the lesson plans and go back to face-to-face," External link

theage Monday, May 11, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “There is also no mention of professional footy games. Does that mean they’ll come in step four or step five?” “There does appear to be some things missing” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 8, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “There is also no mention of professional footy games. Does that mean they’ll come in step four or step five?” “There does appear to be some things missing” External link

smh Friday, May 8, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “There is also no mention of professional footy games. Does that mean they’ll come in step four or step five?” “There does appear to be some things missing” External link

theage Friday, May 8, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The public has gotten used to telehealth, and I think there will be public pressure to keep these new systems in place," "It's simply a more efficient way of delivering healthcare, and it makes sense to most of us in an emerging world where technology is making our lives easier" External link

9news Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We're doing things now which are much more efficient than we've done in the past," External link

abc-au Friday, May 1, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The corner has certainly been turned but it's too early to say when it will be safe to lift the lid," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, April 20, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "At current rates of new cases, Australia's health system capacity will not be overwhelmed, even without the potential expansion of intensive care beds that state governments have announced," External link

qt Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "At current rates of new cases, Australia's health system capacity will not be overwhelmed, even without the potential expansion of intensive care beds that state governments have announced," External link

qt Monday, April 6, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

watoday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

smh Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When we hit a trigger point of 12,000 new cases every day, then we know that we will hit ICU capacity shortly after if new cases continue to grow," "Slowing the growth to doubling every five days would buy another week" External link

theage Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator," "But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 20, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator," "But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area" External link

smh Friday, March 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : “I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator,” “But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 20, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : “I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator,” “But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area” External link

smh Friday, March 20, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says ( about Brendan Murphy ) : “I think [Professor Murphy] has been a good communicator,” “But ideally Australia would have an independent public health agency nationally which can make some of these decisions and provide single unified leadership in this area” External link

theage Friday, March 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The costs aren't greater than in Melbourne or Sydney but there's a very different practice pattern — and patients are the losers," External link

abc-au Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now, and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

theage Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now, and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

watoday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "A rational state government should go to tender now, and say 'we are maybe going to need some of your beds and critical care units'," External link

smh Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

smh Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

theage Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

theage Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's a real issue, a doctor has decided that a prescription is necessary and then the person can't afford it," "That means they could suffer from the illness for longer and in some cases, they may end up in emergency departments, it's counter-productive" External link

watoday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Basically there are over two million Australians who miss out on dental care because they just can't afford it," "Public systems are very poor and have very long waits of more than 12 months in some cases" External link

watoday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "What we're suggesting is that the subsidy that currently is spread across everybody be concentrated on older people that use health services more," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

watoday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

theage Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

smh Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "It's across the board, so it can't possibly be just a small number," "It looks systematic – it's not as if there's just one electorate ... where it's all going up" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

smh Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

watoday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : “The industry should hear loud and clear that the age of entitlement is over,” “The industry, if it wants to be attractive to consumers, should be allowed to offer products that consumers want. This is how a market works” External link

theage Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

9news Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We've got to get some way of holding those doctors to account, and one of the ways of doing that is for the private hospitals to say to them: 'If you're going to practise in this hospital, you're going to negotiate with us what your fees are'," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Take maternity care for example — patients stay in private hospitals about a day longer for a normal delivery than patients in public hospitals," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, November 25, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, November 25, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 25, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The higher fees have nothing to do with the skill of the surgeon ... (the) small minority of specialists who charged more than twice the schedule fee are simply greedy," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 25, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We've got to get some way of holding those doctors to account, and one of the ways of doing that is for the private hospitals to say to them: 'if you're going to practice in this hospital, you're going to negotiate with us what your fees are'," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Take maternity care for example — patients stay in private hospitals about a day longer for a normal delivery than patients in public hospitals," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We've got to get some way of holding those doctors to account, and one of the ways of doing that is for the private hospitals to say to them: 'if you're going to practice in this hospital, you're going to negotiate with us what your fees are'," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Take maternity care for example — patients stay in private hospitals about a day longer for a normal delivery than patients in public hospitals," External link

abc-au Monday, November 25, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

theage Monday, November 25, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, November 25, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

watoday Monday, November 25, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Private hospitals would have to absorb any excess costs from doctors – or charge patients a declared and upfront fee to cover those costs," External link

smh Monday, November 25, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For too long doctors have been saying it's not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it," External link

bordermail Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit," External link

bordermail Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

watoday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

watoday Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

smh Monday, October 14, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

smh Monday, October 14, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

theage Monday, October 14, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

theage Monday, October 14, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For too long doctors have been saying it’s not possible and using the statistical difficulties of risk-adjusting as an excuse not to do it,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 14, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “For a patient, being able to know which doctors have lower complications rates, mortality rates and referrals to ICU is an unequivocal benefit,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, October 14, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

theage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "There are a number of things they can do, one is to try and encourage states to expand hospital outpatient services - which are free," External link

smh Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Transparency without a doubt is a good thing, it is really important consumers know what they're going to pay," External link

abc-au Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Transparency without a doubt is a good thing, it is really important consumers know what they're going to pay," External link

abc-au Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Transparency without a doubt is a good thing, it is really important consumers know what they're going to pay," External link

abc-au Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

smh Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

watoday Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "All of them need to be looked at and it's absolutely right that we've got to actually rein in the cost," "There are re-admissions and low-value care that need to be addressed, and we've got very expensive prostheses that need to be addressed" External link

theage Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

watoday Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

smh Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

watoday Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Local pharmacies are a highly protected species which is not in the interest of consumers, especially in metropolitan areas," "The red tape that surrounds pharmacies, there's no reason for it whatsoever" External link

theage Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “Crazy and unjust. Need to treat clinical and non clinical senior staff equitably” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

smh Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

watoday Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The value proposition is getting worse," External link

theage Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

smh Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

theage Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

watoday Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

watoday Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “The combined subsidies to private health insurance and private medical care now total more than $9 billion a year and so we've got to say why are we spending this $9 billion, [when] the policy effects are unclear,” External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who are more likely to drop out of health insurance are the people who are less likely to use it, and so this then means the risk for the private health insurers is getting worse," External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

watoday Monday, June 10, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

smh Monday, June 10, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 10, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett wrote : "The latest Panglossian national status report on mental health gives no hint of the underlying problems of poor access, misdirected funding, lack of teamwork, and appalling rates of suicide in Indigenous communities," External link

theage Monday, June 10, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "More people miss out on dental care than any other healthcare," External link

abc-au Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

smh Monday, April 15, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

theage Monday, April 15, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

watoday Monday, April 15, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The people who have the biggest out of pocket costs are those with private health insurance," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 15, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

smh Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

theage Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "In my view, we ought to have a system of rational priority setting," External link

watoday Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Given the significant increases that have occurred in funding over the last few years ... it's absolutely the right time to step back and say, 'is this really the right way to provide support for people in need?'" External link

abc-au Monday, April 1, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Given the significant increases that have occurred in funding over the last few years ... it's absolutely the right time to step back and say, 'is this really the right way to provide support for people in need?'" External link

radioaustralianews-fr Monday, April 1, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Given the significant increases that have occurred in funding over the last few years ... it's absolutely the right time to step back and say, 'is this really the right way to provide support for people in need?'" External link

abc-au Monday, April 1, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

theage Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

smh Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "You could open a hospital the size of the Alfred in every capital city for that amount," External link

watoday Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "What is staggering when you think about it, is that policy about the mouth is distinct from policy about every other aspect of the body," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

watoday Monday, December 17, 2018 4:40:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

theage Monday, December 17, 2018 4:39:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

smh Monday, December 17, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : “We've got to make it easier for people to moderate their calorie intake and we've got to actually send some signals,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, December 17, 2018 4:24:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "If you look at the costs of the major hospitals in Perth, they're more expensive than major hospitals in other states and territories," "You can't blame dispersion and location geography reasons for that" External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "Seventy per cent of the costs of hospitals are for staffing, so the scope for savings is going to be limited if you only focus on [the other] 30 per cent," External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I think it's basically policy reasons that you're ending up with higher costs," "Because Western Australia has been a wealthy state for so long, there hasn't been the efficiency drive that other states have seen" External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said ( about Fiona Stanley ) : "Was the planning for [Fiona Stanley Hospital] predicated on a tighter rationalisation of Royal Perth and other hospitals, and has that occurred?" External link

abc-au Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "If a more effective policy had been in place, the savings to the government, and therefore taxpayers and patients, would have been much greater," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "What we are saying with this report is that while price disclosure has been somewhat effective, there are a number of measures the government could introduce to supplement price disclosure and create additional savings," "The government has to be looking for every possible saving, especially if they are considering lifting the Medicare rebate freeze, which will cost them billions of dollars each year" External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "We target these drinks because most of them contain no nutritional benefit. How we use the money is a debate for later. For now, Australia should introduce this tax because it offers twin benefits: it will reduce the number of people who become obese and it will ensure fewer taxpayer dollars have to be spent on the damage done by obesity" External link

www.tax-news Monday, December 5, 2016 10:09:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When the extra tax was imposed on leaded petrol, people could see the higher price when they walked up to the pump," "Then they were able to compare the performance of unleaded petrol against leaded petrol and discovered that it made no difference" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "When the extra tax was imposed on leaded petrol, people could see the higher price when they walked up to the pump," "Then they were able to compare the performance of unleaded petrol against leaded petrol and discovered that it made no difference" External link

smh Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:00:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : “We have used strong language in our report, and that was for a reason,” External link

9news Friday, October 14, 2016 5:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "The care that most Victorians get in our hospitals - both public and private - is excellent," External link

9news Friday, October 14, 2016 5:32:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "The care that most Victorians get in our hospitals - both public and private - is excellent," External link

9news Friday, October 14, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I can't guarantee that it will always be found, but what we're trying to do is increase the likelihood that it will be found" External link

smh Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "I can't guarantee that it will always be found, but what we're trying to do is increase the likelihood that it will be found" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:18:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett said : "The evidence of what works is not strong, so we need to build the evidence," External link

9news Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "Privatisation is increasing the proportion of private payment in the health system," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:25:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett says : "Privatisation is increasing the proportion of private payment in the health system," External link

smh Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:43:00 AM EAT

Stephen Duckett told : "I'm extremely surprised because this is exactly the sort of thing that is not supposed to happen during an election campaign," External link

9news Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
director28.05%EN04/30/201730/04/2017
head7.32%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
health economist7.32%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
health department head1.22%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
department head1.22%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
author6.10%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
former secretary2.44%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
secretary2.44%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
institute health program director1.22%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
health program director1.22%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
grattan institute health program director1.22%EN12/05/201605/12/2016
health head2.44%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
leading health economist14.63%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
director of the institute1.22%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
director of the health3.66%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
expert8.54%EN10/14/201614/10/2016
expert professor4.88%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
professor4.88%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Stephen DuckettEN85.85%
Stephen DuckettDE14.15%


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