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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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  • China Free Trade Agreement a win for Farrer

    Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, has welcomed the signing of Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with China – a landmark deal which heralds the start of an exciting future for the region’s agricultural sector. Ms Ley noted the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), signed by the Minister for Trade and...

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  • $372m to ensure timely access to chemotherapy drugs

    The Abbott Government will invest a record $372 million to ensure Australians continue to have timely access to life-saving chemotherapy drugs, no matter where they live in Australia. Minister for Health Sussan Ley today announced the details of a new $372 million, five-year payment package that will provide medicine...

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  • Cardiac Catheter Laboratory opens at Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital

    Local MP and Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, today officially opened a state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital. The only equipment of its kind in the region, the service has recently been upgraded to meet the needs of the community and avoid patients being forced to travel...

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