Shakeup for pharmacies, schools and universities as Productivity Commission unveils multibillion-dollar growth plan

 In Australia, NewZealand
Automatic dispensaries would replace community pharmacies, low-value health care procedures would be defunded, hospitals would be rated on the basis of outcomes, people with real-world skills would be made teachers, and drivers would be charged for the use of roads under a series of bold proposals the Productivity Commission believes could add hundred of billions of dollars to Australian GDP over the next few decades.
If the first of a series of five-yearly reports commissioned by Treasurer Scott Morrison, Shifting the Dial, the Commission says productivity growth has fallen to a fraction of what it was in the 1990s and that without an improvement future income growth is likely to be half of historical levels. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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