• Medicare Payment Technology Innovation

    The Turnbull Government remains committed to Medicare. However, 21st Century consumers now expect 21st Century technologies to manage their everyday payments and Government should be no exception. Between Medicare, Aged Care and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Commonwealth processes over $42 billion worth of payment transactions every year. Everyday...

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  • Seasonal workers expanding to greener pastures

    Agricultural employers and industries will benefit from the Australian Government’s expansion of the Seasonal Worker Programme from primarily horticulture to the broader agricultural sector. Announced today, these changes increase the types of low and unskilled jobs included under the Programme. “The Seasonal Worker Programme has been highly effective in...

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  • Language apps for preschools in Farrer

    Preschoolers in Farrer will get the chance to learn a language other than English (LOTE) using apps as part of the Turnbull Government’s play-based Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) programme. Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley invited preschool services which expressed an interest in trialling the language apps last year...

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  • Prostheses reform a priority for cheaper health premiums

    The Turnbull Government will look to make thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers to pins and plates more affordable and accessible for patients in a move that will also reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums. Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced that, as part of the Turnbull...

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  • Gender-equity in travel a priority for Australian sport

    The Australian Government has moved to ensure travel arrangements for major international sporting events are gender-equitable and that female athletes receive the same travel standards as male athletes. Minister for Sport Sussan Ley and Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM have written to the country’s top-funded sporting...

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