The Government Regulation Of Tobacco And Alcohol Sales And Supply

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Q1 Distributive policies control the allocation of benefits to particular groups, they are easily introduced as they can be implemented independently without effecting other groups benefits. (Palmer, Short, 2014) Such as governments Indigenous Chronic Disease Package which aims to manage chronic diseases that effect Indigenous Australians. (AIWH 2014) Another health policy is regulatory, which provides limitations on how specific groups act, some groups are allowed more freedom while others can be more restricted. (Palmer, Short 2014) For example, the state government regulation of tobacco and alcohol sales and supply. (AIHW 2014) While in pursuit of credibility and self promotion, organisations can develop a self regulation policy which can potentially reduce government interfering. (Palmer, Short 2014) Redistributive policies consist of the change of distribution of income, wealth, property and rights of groups by deliberate acts from the Government. (Palmer, Short 2014) The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme is an example, as it provides medicine to disadvantaged Australians at a reduced cost. (Human Services 2016)

Q2 Health policy is different from other types of policy due to the complex structure of health care, role of medical professionals and the ethical and societal expectations. Firstly, due to the complexity of the health care system, there is dubious comparison to other models such as economic or social activity which add to the difficulty of individuals
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