“Efficiency in Government” - Speech to Sydney Institute
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It is a privilege to speak to the Sydney Institute tonight on the topic of efficiency in government.
I want to argue that the public sector needs to focus much more intensely on efficiency – as private sector companies certainly do.13.06.12_Efficiency_in_Government_-_Paul_Fletcher_MP.pdf 13.06.12_Efficiency_in_Government_-_Paul_Fletcher_MP_1.pdfRead 136 times Read more...
Private Health (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Base Premium)
Mr FLETCHER (Bradfield) (12:42): I am very pleased to rise to speak on the Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2013 and the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013. This package of measures is part of the Labor Party's relentless and ideologically driven attack on private health insurance. As the cost to the Commonwealth of the health system continues to increase, Labor's curious response is to consistently weaken and erode one of the most effective public policy tools to address and contain that cost explosion, namely, private health insurance and measures to encourage take-up of it.
Plenty of opportunities to expand our trade with China
HOW did China so rapidly become Australia's No 1 export destination, purchasing $77 billion worth of iron ore, coal and other products in 2011-12?
Even a short visit to China offers some insights into its economic transformation -- which has seen Chinese steel production jump from 80 million tonnes in 2001 to 750 million tonnes today, in turn driving demand for Australian resources.
Financial Advice Reforms
Mr Fletcherasked the Assistant Treasurer, in writing, on 11 May 2011:
Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill
Mr FLETCHER (Bradfield) (16:34): The purpose of the Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill 2013 is—remarkably, under the present government—to reduce in a minor way the regulatory burden which applies to a small category of small businesses. You will appreciate the incredulity and, at the same time, the sense of relief with which we on this side respond to this unexpected, but nevertheless welcome, recognition by the government of the importance of reducing the regulatory burden wherever possible.