Expert committee to consider out-of-pocket medical costs

The Turnbull Government will work with the medical profession to address the large and sometimes unanticipated out-of-pocket medical fees some patients face.  A new expert committee chaired by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, will investigate out-of-pocket costs and options to ensure that consumers are better informed of fees before agreeing to treatment.…

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Interview with Alex Hart – Weekend Sunrise

E&OE…                        Topics: Affordable access to new life-changing cancer medicines ALEX HART: The Federal Government has revealed revolutionary new cancer medication will be made available to hundreds of Australians in the New Year.  Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us for more on this announcement. Minister,…

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National Coastal Safety Report is an important reminder for everyone to be alert and cautious in the water this summer

The Turnbull Government is today launching Surf Life Saving Australia’s 2017 National Coastal Safety Report – which found that 116 people died from drowning around the Australian coastline in 2016-17.  While this was down from the previous year, it was 10.5 per cent higher than 2014-15.  It’s a timely reminder for swimmers of all abilities…

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New national plasma agreement ensures supply for Australian patients

The Federal Coalition Government has guaranteed the provision of a safe, secure and affordable supply of plasma products and services with the signing of an important new agreement. The National Blood Authority has executed a new national contract with CSL Behring Australia for the manufacture and supply of fractionated blood plasma products. Plasma products are…

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Australia’s Military Heroes Honoured as Government Grants Boost Local Community Commemorative Projects

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt MP today announced Government funding for three local projects to honour Australia’s wartime history. Minster Hunt said three Flinders community groups would receive a combined $5875 for projects as part of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program. “It’s important that our community continues to honour the service…

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