• Labor’s private health cuts hurt patients

    The true pain of Labor’s deep cuts to the private health insurance rebate continues to emerge as new figures show health spending hit a record low under their Government – and patients and health funds are picking up the tab. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Health...

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  • Agriculture Minister expands responsibility for water policy

    The following is a statement from Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, in response to the decision to return responsibility for Commonwealth water policy to the Agriculture Ministry. A statement by Agriculture Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP can be found via this link. “Returning water policy to the Agriculture portfolio...

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  • New Turnbull Ministry announced

    Following is a statement by Sussan Ley, Minister for Health & Minister for Sport, after revised ministerial arrangements were announced today – Sun 20 Sep. A full list of the new Turnbull Ministry is available here. “I’m excited to retain the Health and Sport portfolios. It’s been a busy...

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  • Drownings highlight more care needed around water

    Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley today urged all Australians to take care around water ways following an increase in the number of drownings over the past year. Launched today, the National Drowning Report revealed that in 2014/15 271 people drowned, the second lowest number of drowning deaths...

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  • Coalition delivers election commitment on 1500GL water buyback cap

    The Government and Australia has moved closer to achieving the long-term sustainability of agriculture and the environment – which is at the heart of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The Government has delivered on a key commitment with the Water Amendment Bill 2015 passing through the Senate today. The...

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