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WHAT ARE THE ROLES ROLES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLAY IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM

Administration of Medicare
Administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Quarantine
Funding (provides many of the funds for public hospitals)
Regulatory roles (including regulating the private health insurance industry)
Develop national health strategies (such as the NHPAs)

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WHAT ROLE IN HALTH DOES THE STATE/TERRITORY GOVERNMENT PLAY

Delivery of health services
(Public hospitals
Psychiatric hospitals
School health curriculum
Public dental health service
Implanting national policies, such as the National Mental Health Strategy)
Regulatory roles
(Licensing of GPs
Licensing private hospitals
State/Territory laws, such as smoking in public places)

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WHAT ROLE IN HEALTH DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLAY

Health inspections on local restaurant/commerical kitchens
Removal of waste
Water quality testing
Maintaining parks, gardens and sporting facilities
Monitoring environmental health (air quality)
Delivering immunisations
Maternal and child health centres
Meals on wheels
Developing, implementing and enforcing local by laws (alcohol consumption in public)

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WHERE DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GET THEIR FUNDING FROM

Taxes

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WHERE DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT GET THEIR FUNDING FROM

Rates
Grants from the state/territory government

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WHERE DOES THE STATE/TERRITORY GOVERNMENTS GET THEIR FUNDING FROM

Grants from federal government (GST revinue)