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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.

Minister Plibersek Press Release: After Hours Medical Services

Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek said the Government was today releasing details of what specific services would be provided by the first
Medicare Locals.

AMA Red Tape Survey

The AMA has estimated that halving the amount of Government red tape confronted by GPs each week would free up approximately 7.4 million extra general practice consultations every year, which would dramatically improve patient access to health care.

ABS Patient Survey

At least 80% of people felt their health professional always or often spent enough time with them, listened carefully to them and had shown them respect according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


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by Dr. Radut.