• New drug listing Keytruda to treat melanoma

    The Commonwealth Government will invest $57 million to list breakthrough melanoma drug Keytruda® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. This will improve quality of life for 1,100 Australian patients and make the $150,000 per year treatment affordable. The listing follows passage of the Government’s PBS reform package through the Senate...

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  • Mobile Blackspot program delivers in Farrer

    Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today announced the sites for new or upgraded mobile base stations to be built in the electorate of Farrer, under Round 1 of the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. According to Ms Ley “fixing mobile blackspots was a key election commitment...

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  • Last chance for Sporting Schools funding

    Primary schools across Farrer only have a short time left to benefit from first round funding in the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools program. Local MP and Minister for Sport, Sussan Ley, says “schools wishing to broaden their choice of sport in terms three and four this year...

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  • Senate supports cheaper medicines for Australians

    Consumers are the big winners from the Senate today passing the Abbott Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) reform package, which will deliver cheaper medicines into the future and a doubling of investment in patient primary care and support programmes. Health Minister Sussan Ley said today’s vote would mean patients...

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  • 2000+ medicine prices to fall by up to 50%

    Over 2000 brands of common medicines could be slashed in price for millions of Australians – some by as much as 50 per cent – from next year in a “win-win” for consumers and taxpayers. Minister for Health Sussan Ley today revealed the extent of the significant benefits to...

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