A new blueprint for Queensland Health:

HEALTH Minister Lawrence Springborg has delivered a health blueprint for the state at a luncheon in Brisbane, urging Queenslanders to “get on the train or get under it.”

Bad choice of wording there, Mr Springborg. What happened to the inclusive and humble government promised us at the election?

A key feature of the new plan for the state’s healthcare will be the delivery of a larger range of health services through public, private and not-for-profit health providers and partnerships.

Because public-private partnerships work so well: just ask the investors in River City Motorways.

Having said that, we can expect more of this over time, as the population ages and a smaller pool of taxpayer dollars have to spread yet further.

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