• Government continues Medicare consultation

    The Abbott Government is committed to protecting Medicare for the long-term. This includes maintaining high-quality care and treatment for all Australians, as well as ensuring bulk billing remains for concessional patients and the vulnerable. We also want to deliver policies that value general practice and other health professions and...

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  • Private Health Insurance Premiums

    Private health insurance premiums will increase by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1 2015, with Health Minister Sussan Ley encouraging consumers to “shop around to get the best deal”. Ms Ley said total benefits paid to private health insurance members grew by over $1...

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  • New Green Army project for Farrer

    Enhancing the Lake Menindee area is one of 350 national projects to be rolled out in coming weeks, as part of Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Green Army program. The Sunset Strip Progress Association has received the go ahead for works to enhance and revegetate areas near the...

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  • Preventative care boost for NE Victoria

    Minister for Health Sussan Ley today opened a new $4.4 million primary health care centre in Wangaratta which will provide increased access to preventative health services for families in Victoria’s north-east. Ms Ley said the Integrated Primary Health Care Centre included five GP consulting rooms and would employ over...

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  • Update on nationwide Medicare policy consultation

    Following is a transcript of a press conference with Sussan held in Sydney – 18 Feb 2015 Craig Laundy: It’s great to have the Health Minister, the Honorable Sussan Ley and my good friend the Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie here in Reid for an afternoon of consulting...

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