Shorten ramps up attack on private health insurance

Bill Shorten has ramped up his attack on the private health insurance rebate, likening it to negative gearing –  which he is going to slash. “Did you know that we subsidise the property industry with negative gearing subsidies? You know, that’s billions of dollars. Did you know that with the diesel fuel rebate we subsidise…

FACT – Morrison Government Delivers Record Regional Health Funding

Regional Australians have become the latest target of Labor’s desperate health funding lies. Having ignored regional Australia throughout the election campaign, the only election commitment they are making is to attempt to deceive regional communities. Their claims on reduced health funding are blatantly wrong. The Liberal National Government has increased funding every year and will…

Labor Re-announces Coalition’s Mental Health Measures

The Labor Party is continuing its dishonest campaign on health funding – this time reannoucning the Coalition’s comprehensive policy on mental health. Labor have issued a media release this morning claiming the Coalition’s Budget measures on mental health as their own. It was the Coalition that worked closely with the sector and has already announced,…

Labor Fails to Deliver Comprehensive Mental Health Plan

Labor’s announcement today on mental health fails to appreciate the scale of the mental health challenge. Whilst any investment in mental health is welcomed, Labor’s response is underwhelming and does not acknowledge the complexity and breadth of the policy area. The Morrison Government committed an unprecedented $736 million boost to mental health in the 2019-20…

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…