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  • MEDICARE PRIVATISATION CONTINUING HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS

    Friday, 19 August 2016

    The Turnbull Government is pressing ahead with plans to privatise the Medicare payments system, the Health Department has today confirmed.


  • ANOTHER TURNBULL MEDICARE PRIVATISATION LIE EXPOSED

    Wednesday, 17 August 2016

    The Prime Minister has again been caught out with new documents indicating the Government is pressing ahead with its plan to privatise the Medicare payments system.


  • NEW DRUG LISTINGS WELCOME, BUT NOT THE PRICE HIKES

    Sunday, 14 August 2016

    The listing of new medicines on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is always welcome news for the patients who will benefit from affordable access to more effective treatments. Unfortunately, the Turnbull Government wants to push up the price of all medicines on the PBS, making them more costly, and in some cases unaffordable, for millions of patients.


  • NEW RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS LOOMING THREAT FROM MEDICARE FREEZE

    Friday, 5 August 2016

    The Turnbull Government’s Medicare freeze could be the final straw for many patents, with new research showing patients are already being forced to skip crucial medical treatment because of out of pocket costs.


  • TURNBULL’S MEDICARE PRIVATISATION LIE EXPOSED

    Saturday, 30 July 2016

    The Prime Minister has been caught out lying over his Government’s plan to privatise the Medicare payments system.


  • GRATTAN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO TACKLE HEALTH INEQUALITY

    Monday, 25 July 2016

    The Grattan Institute report highlighting inequities in hospitalisation rates for preventable health conditions highlights the urgent need for a serious focus on health inequality.


  • REAPPOINTMENT AS SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH

    Saturday, 23 July 2016

    I am delighted, and honoured to have been reappointed to the Health Portfolio in the Shadow Ministry and am extremely grateful to Bill Shorten for the opportunity to continue to lead the fight to save Medicare.


  • WELCOME BACK MINISTER - NOW GET SERIOUS ABOUT HEALTH

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    Labor congratulates Sussan Ley on retaining the Health portfolio, and urges her to end her party’s three year war against Medicare by abandoning her government’s disastrous health cuts.


  • TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT DIABETES PATIENTS

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    The Turnbull Government must take immediate steps to ensure blood glucose test strips remain affordable for people with Type 2 Diabetes.


  • TURNBULL MUST HOLD FIRM ON TPP AND BIOLOGICS

    Friday, 15 July 2016

    Malcolm Turnbull must stand firm in protecting Australians’ access to affordable medicine under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


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