The Australian Federal Budget 2023-2024
12 May 2023
On Tuesday, 9 May 2023, the Treasurer, the Hon Jim Chalmers MP, delivered the Australian Federal Budget. The Budget adopted many recommendations the RACP has been advocating for and mirrored several policy priorities championed by our members. It highlighted areas for ongoing RACP advocacy as we continue representing the interests of our patients, as well as the needs of specialists who care for and support them.
We have developed a summary of Budget outcomes across the key areas of health system reform, prevention, priority populations, equity and the environment. It outlines key wins within the Budget aligned with RACP policy and advocacy priorities, as well as core priorities for future action.
The RACP has responded to the Budget via a media release, which provides our support for several Budget outcomes. It asks for a stronger involvement and seamless integration of specialists in the proposed reforms of the health system.
Read the Budget summary