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Needy Communities Robbed of Health Services

Medical students across Australia are outraged at the failure of all Australian governments to prevent the long-predicted internship crisis.

GP Helpline Data

The after hours GP helpline is on track to support more than 150,000 people in 2012.

$50 Million for Medicare Locals to Help Rollout eHealth Records

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced $50 million over two years will be made available to Medicare Locals to assist GPs and other health care providers to adopt and use the new eHealth records system.

GP After Hours Helpline Begins Service in Victoria

The after hours GP helpline (1800 022 222) has become a truly national service, as Victoria has now signed on, bringing all state and territories on board.

ANAO Conducting Audit of GP Super Clinics program

The AMA welcomes advice that the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) last week commenced an official audit of the Government’s troubled GP Super Clinics Program.

Incontinence Fact Sheet

Incontinence is one of the biggest health issues facing the nation, affecting one in four Australians over the age of 15 years.

RDAA Press Release: Remoteness Area Classification

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) says it is “flabbergasted beyond belief” that the Federal Government continues to do nothing while a “policy wreck” of its creation continues to wreak havoc across rural and remote Australia.

Health Workforce 2025 Communique

Health Ministers today considered the Health Workforce 2025 Report which models expected workforce demand and supply for doctors, nurses and midwives to 2025.

Catholic Health Australia Press Release on HW 2025

While today’s prediction of a shortfall of almost 110,000 registered and enrolled nurses by 2025 won’t surprise those who work in health care, Health Workforce Australia’s Health Workforce 2025 report should be a wake-up call for consumers and government.

ACRAM Press Release on HW 2025


Despite poaching more doctors from overseas and training more in Australia, rural and remote communities could actually be worse off compared to the cities over the next decade, warns the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.


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by Dr. Radut.