Medicare Plans Revealed?

A few months ago, the Community and Public Sector Union obtained government documents about the Medicare outsourcing through Freedom of Information. The documents revealed that the Abbott (now Turnbull) Government considered a much bigger privatisation than we thought. Since then, Malcolm Turnbull has failed to explain exactly what their plans are for Medicare. We know Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison are planning for the Medicare sale to be a huge part of their budget in May - but they still haven't come clean about their plans.

We've provided the full list of documents below. If you spot anything interesting, please let us know.

All documents - All the documents released under this FOI and the related document schedule (large file)

Document schedule - Showing documents exempt, partially exempt and released, and reasons

Document 15 - Initial Expression of Interest response summary - for discussion (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 16 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 17 - Market testing for health claims and payment services progress update (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 18 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 19 - Feedback session on draft EOI clarification pack (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 20 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 21 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 22-  Progress update to leadership group (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 23 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 24 - Progress update to leadership group (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 25 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 26 - Workplan outline Oct-Nov 14 (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 27 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 28 - Project timeline (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 29 - EOI clarification status as at 17 Oct 14 (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 30 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 31 - Project timeline (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 32 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 33 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 34 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 35 - Market testing for health claims and payment services project status report (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 36 - Market viability assessment report - (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 37 - Briefing points (Author: Department of Health)

Document 38 - Publication of EOI - Q & A's (Author: Department of Health)

Document 39 - Letter re. EOI publication (Author: Department of Health)

Document 40 - Question Time Brief (Author: Department of Health)

Document 41 - PWC Information Request (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 42 - EOI reponse form (Author: Department of Health)

Document 43 - EOI briefing pack  (Author: Department of Health)

Document 44 - Information Brief to Minister  (Author: Department of Health)

Document 44 (attachment) 

Document 45 - Market testing advertisement - request for expressions of interest  (Author: Department of Health)

Document 46 - Email - Paul Madden re. IP issues  (Author: Department of Health)

Document 47 - PWC stakeholder workshop presentation (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 48 - PWC stakeholder workshop outcomes (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 49 - Updated PWC stakeholder workshop presentation (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 50 - Email - cover for documents 47-49 (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 51 - Information brief to Minister - industry response to EOI (Author: Department of Health)

Document 53 - Information brief to Minister - industry response to EOI attachment B (probity protocols) (Author: Department of Health)

Document 55 - Letter: communique to EOI respondents (Author: Department of Health)

Document 56 - Expression of interest clarification request (Author: Department of Health)

Document 57 - Email sent to EOI respondents (Author: Department of Health)

Document 58 - Email: update from meeting 19.09.2014 (Author: Department of Health)

Document 60 - Canberra Times media enquiry response (Author: Department of Health)

Document 61 - PWC statement of work (Author: PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Document 63 - Minister meeting brief (Author: Department of Health)

Document 64 - Additional estimates brief (Author: Department of Health)

Document 68 - Ministerial correspondence (Author: Department of Health)

Document 69 - Ministerial correspondence (Author: Department of Health)

Document 70 - Ministerial correspondence (Author: Department of Health)

Document 71 - Ministerial correspondence (Author: Department of Health)

Document 72 - Ministerial correspondence (Author: Department of Health)