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Australia's healthcare system is a complex mix of public and private services, with Medicare providing universal access to essential medical care for all citizens and permanent residents. The Australian Government Department of Health plays a central role in shaping policies and programs to improve the health and well-being of Australians. Key focus areas include primary care, hospitals, mental health, aged care, and preventive health measures.

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