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Press Release: D Day for Dental

This Federal Budget is 'D-Day for Dental', offering the Government the last chance to address Australia's worsening dental crisis, according to peak health and community organisations

Warren Truss: Regional Health Services for the Chop Under Rebate Cuts

By driving people out of private health insurance Labor will lengthen hospital waiting queues and make the poorest in our community wait longer for medical treatment.

Fairer Private Health Insurance Rebate a Win for Consumers:CHF

‘We are looking forward to seeing the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bills pass through Parliament,’ said Carol Bennett, CEO of Consumers Health Forum of Australia as the House of Representatives wraps up debating legislation that will apply a threshold to the private health insurance rebate.

Wilkie Speech to Parliament

Mr WILKIE (Denison) (19:55): Public health in Tasmania is in crisis.

Men's Shed Funding

The Minister with responsibility for Male Health, Warren Snowdon, has announced 31 Men’s Sheds across Australia will be helped to fit out their buildings, purchase tools or supplies and to run programs to spread health messages.

RDAA Pre Budget Submission

The President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has warned the Federal Government that the time has come to “get real” on funding for rural healthcare.

NBN to Further Boost Telehealth Takeup

A new $20.6 million telehealth program utilising the National Broadband Network (NBN) will provide new and innovative in-home telehealth services to older Australians, people living with cancer and those requiring palliative care.

GP Helpline Gets Little Bang for 1000 Bucks

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is urging the Government to reinstate incentives that have supported rural practices to provide after-hours care following the release of data that shows the GP helpline is less cost-effective than providing face-to-face after hours services at a rural hospital emergency department.

RDAA Press Release: Santa Recycling The Presents

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has said there is little to be upbeat about for rural communities in the announcement about after hours care by new Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek.


Rural Health Continuing Education Grants

The third round of the Rural Health Continuing Education (Stream 2) (RHCE2) grants is open from 9th January to 1st March 2012.


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