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Feb 9, 2018

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meets today to discuss, inter alia, compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, is it even possible to "tonify" one's kidney essence? The TPA comes under fire for allegedly loose labelling practices on vitamin products. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


Health funding and a compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are set to dominate today's COAG meeting of federal, state and territory governments.

The Turnbull government goes into the meeting offering what it says is a $30 billion boost to health funding over five years, calling on the states to take on 55% of the funding burden. But state governments are unhappy with the offer, according to The Australian Financial Review, and want to see the levels of funding promised under the Gillard government restored.

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