The 2016 Australian Federal Election: Health Announcements

Health is always one of the top issues the electorate considers in determining how their vote should be cast.

To assist members to evaluate the health policies announced during the 2016 election campaign, the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) has compiled a comprehensive list of all the major health-related policy announcements made to date by the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party, and the Greens.

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The list will continue to be updated as new policies are announced during the election campaign.

The Coalition statement on Private Hospitals

The Coalition recognises that private health is a fundamental part of Australia’s health system, offering consumers greater choice and access while taking pressure off Medicare and public hospitals to ensure their universality remains sustainable.

Read the full statement below Coalition Statement

The policy promises listed in this resource are those outlined by the parties. 

Last updated: 5 July 2016

Minor party policies – for an overview of the health policies of the smaller parties and Independents see PH News.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Big Picture Initiatives


Capital Works Projects

Child Health

Chronic Disease

Diagnostic Imaging



Mental Health

Motor Neuron Disease

Palliative Care


Private Health Insurance 

Public Hospitals

Rural Health

Treatment Services