Minister for Aged Care to keynote Baptist Care Annual Conference

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Minister for Aged Care to keynote Baptist Care Annual Conference

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Friday 2 June, 2017

Health Metrics is pleased to once again be sponsoring the annual Baptist Care Australia conference in June 7 to 9 at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane.

This year’s conference will focus on the theme of how faith-based care providers continue to reflect faith and justice while responding to political imperatives.  The program will explore the political, theological and economic compasses that set Baptist Care’s direction and will feature an exiting line up of speakers including:

The Politician – The Hon. Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care
Learn about the political imperatives behind the new competitive environment and how the Government intends to ensure the most marginalised in our society are not left out in the cold

The Theologian – Dr David Benson
Be challenged and inspired by a Christian worldview approach to engaging in competition without losing sight of our mandate to act with love and justice on behalf of the most marginalised in our society

The Economist – Dr Gordon Menzies
Become equipped to harness the strengths and avoid the pitfalls of competition to serve people well, including the most marginalised in our society

The conference theme deals with the Competition Policy Review (March 2015), which undertook a stock take of the competition policy framework across Australia.   This policy approach is having a significant impact on for-purpose (not-for-profit) providers delivering services to the most marginalised in our society.

Key areas of focus are competition, contestability and informed user choice. At the same time, the report’s writers and the Government agreed that the triple imperative of competition, contestability and informed user choice significantly complicates the contribution of the for-purpose providers.

Health Metrics will be exhibiting their eCase Home Care software at the conference, as well as the consulting services provided by HAT (Health Metrics Advisory Team).

 

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