The first national whole-of-government strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide has been launched , supported by $17.8 million in new funding over four years.
It is telling us the story of how we are working to put people in regional and remote locations together with the medical help that they need because we do
not want any Australian, no matter where they live in this great country of ours to miss out on the best of medical care.
Shadow Health Minister, Peter Dutton, called on the Australian National Preventive Health Agency to save taxpayers’ money from being spent on a fat tax proposal that would potentially push up the cost of food for ordinary Australians without guaranteeing better health outcomes.
The Government is providing $18.5 million over four years to the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centres initiative.
Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek (MP) yesterday announced that the Government will invest $10 million to enable Advance Care Directives to be stored on the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCeHR).
The National Rural Health Alliance makes 17 recommendations as to what needs to be done to improve rural health outcomes. See what the combined wisdom of 1200 delegates came up with.
Successive Australian Governments have failed to properly index the MBS. Because annual indexation of the MBS is lower than the CPI and the Labour Price Index, the Government contribution for medical services is reduced over time and patient gap payments grow.