Pages tagged "Health"

Tony Abbott's double hit on sick in Lalor

Families in Lalor will be the hardest hit across Australia by Tony Abbott’s double hit on sick Australians, Joanne Ryan said today.

“The combination of Tony Abbott’s new GP tax and his medicines price hike mean sick Australians will pay more,” said Ms Ryan. “The sick and vulnerable will pay for...

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Attack on Medicare and the cost of medicines

I rise today to speak on this matter of public importance—and it is of great importance, especially to the people of my electorate of Lalor. As with many measures in the Abbott government's budget of broken promises, when you add up the combined impact of the GP tax and the...

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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this bill, the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014, and I ask for indulgence. I am up speaking about pharmaceuticals and am probably in desperate need of some antibiotics, so I hope the House bears with me.

Families across my electorate access bulk-billing services...

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Saving Medicare, Abbott's GP Tax and Kalydeco

For over 30 years we have had universal health care, the core of which is every Australian's capacity to see a GP and have x-rays, blood tests and imaging without the need for cash on the day. It is the cornerstone of our health care system—that primary care is easily...

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Werribee Mercy Hospital

As previously raised by me in this place, our community of Lalor is well served by our Werribee Mercy Hospital. This hospital has a proud history of servicing the community and has worked hard to develop master plans for the future provision of services. Labor is proud to have worked...

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Mercy Health

I met last week with the executive team from Werribee Mercy Hospital. The Mercy deliver great service to our local community. They have a strong vision for the future of health provision in our area. Wyndham's population is about to reach 200,000. The number of households is expected to double...

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Health Provision for Lalor

The impact of this year’s Federal Budget on health provision in Lalor will be dramatic. Our community has a bulk billing rate of 92%, one of the highest in the country. This means local families and pensioners will need to find an additional $11million per annum to pay for the...

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Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014

I rise like many of my colleagues to oppose the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 201. Abolishing the Australian National Preventive Health Agency is a retrograde step but, sadly, is typical of this government's actions when it comes to health. It makes a huge case about the long-term...

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Health Care - Matters of Public Importance

As Australians, we have enjoyed the envy of others around the world in relation to our healthcare system. Labor has had the courage to tackle the threats to our nation's health by listening to health professionals and formulating sound health policy. It was Labor that delivered the universal health system,...

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