Bill Shorten must answer questions on pathology scandal

Bill Shorten must answer serious questions over what deals were done with former Labor Senator Sam Dastyari as part of a $200 million pathology election announcement. The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Blood Money’ story has exposed the close links between Sam Dastyari and a major private equity firm which would benefit from the funding. Private equity firm,…

Labor refuses to rule out further cuts to Private Health Insurance

Labor has today refused to rule out whether it will rip the private health insurance rebate away from more Australian families and pensioners. In March this year Labor was forced into admitting that they plan to rip the private health insurance rebate away from over 65,000 hardworking Australian families. This will increase the cost of…

$5 million for National Dust Diseases Taskforce

The Morrison Government will invest $5 million to establish a National Dust Diseases Taskforce to develop a national approach for the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia. The funding will also establish a National Dust Diseases Register, commission new research to support understanding, prevention and treatment of preventable occupational lung…

Arthritis Medication Listed on the PBS from 1 May 2019

The Morrison Government will subsidise a new medicine for arthritis from 1 May 2019 saving patients and their family’s up to $16,000 a year. By keeping our economy strong the Morrison Government is listing all new medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) following the advice of the medical experts. The PBS listing of the…

Funding for Ground-Breaking Lung Diagnostic Technology

The Liberal National Government will provide $960,000 for intensive research into new 4D diagnostic technology to allow accurate assessment of lung function in patients of all ages including the very sick. The Australian Lung Health Initiative headed by Professor Andreas Fouras is one of 10 highly promising research projects to be funded under Stage One…

Sports research, development & performance hub to be established in Melbourne

A new multidisciplinary hub for sports research, development and performance will be established in the heart of Melbourne’s sporting precinct, thanks to $15 million from the Coalition Government. Victoria Sport will improve the physical and mental health as well as performance of athletes and build a stronger, evidence-based approach to sports injury prevention, treatment and…

Desperate Labor and Unions Running Old Medicare Campaign

Labor and the Unions are so desperate to run a Mediscare campaign, they have been caught out trying to push on social media, their old Mediscare campaign from 2016. This shows how dishonest Labor and the Unions will be in trying to run a scare campaign on health, after the failure of Bill Shorten to…

New $8 Million Health and Hospital Expansion in Victor Harbor

The Morrison Government will invest $8.4 million to expand hospital care and dialysis services in South Australia’s rapidly growing region of Victor Harbor. Funding from the Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP) will deliver new services to the region that will enable a more timely transfer of patients requiring admission from the emergency department…

$2Million for the National LGBTI Health Alliance

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $2 million to the National LGBTI Health Alliance over two years for the peer support telephone and online support service, QLife. Demand for the service has steadily increased over the past four years —up 20 per cent in 2017-18 alone. The service has also increased its service hours…