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09 February, 2010
  15 January 2010  A former senior Labor adviser’s recommendation that the Federal Department of Health virtually be abolished is a stinging indictment of Kevin Rudd and his hapless Health Minister Nicola Roxon.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the findings of the Baxter ... more
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15 December, 2009
  15 December 2009 Kevin Rudd is openly preparing to recycle his promise to ‘fix’ the nation’s public hospitals in next year’s election campaign.   According to media reports today, Mr Rudd has set out ‘his plan for next year’ which includes a promise to ‘table his proposals for fixing... more
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15 December, 2009
  10 December 2009 The Productivity Commission report today on the Performance of Public and Private Hospitals is yet another verdict on Kevin Rudd’s failure to ‘fix’ public hospitals.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the report found that in several ways private hospitals we... more
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15 December, 2009
  8 December 2009 Kevin Rudd looks more and more like a Labor State Premier as every day passes.   The announcement of “a further” $300 million for elective surgery at the Brisbane COAG meeting comes directly from the Labor Premiers’ bags of political trickery. In pure Bob Carr, Morri... more
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15 December, 2009
  4 December 2009 Queensland Labor has finally admitted that it can’t manage the State’s health system. Today’s report in Brisbane’s Courier Mail – “Let Canberra have our hospitals” – was an abject admission of failure, Federal Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today.   “Fo... more
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15 December, 2009
  4 December 2009 The latest performance data for New South Wales hospitals highlights yet again the failure of the State Labor Government to manage the health system and of Kevin Rudd to keep his promise to ‘fix’ public hospitals.   Not one area health service across the entire state ... more
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15 December, 2009
  27 November 2009    The Health Minister’s latest manoeuvre on Medicare rebates for cataract surgery – to yet again lift them by a few measly dollars – shows her absolute lack of concern for patients.   Shadow Minister Peter Dutton described it as a sick joke.   “The... more
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26 November, 2009
  25 November 2009 The Senate today disallowed the Rudd Government’s savage cuts to Medicare rebates for cataract surgery for a second time. The disallowance again forces the Rudd Government to confront its ill-conceived decision to make cataract surgery more expensive for patients. The Gov... more
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26 November, 2009
  24 November 2009 The Rudd Government this afternoon gets its second chance to stop hurting patients needing cataract surgery by ensuring its short-sighted cuts to Medicare rebates are reversed. It can support amendments to the Health Insurance Act which will guarantee that rebates for cata... more
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23 November, 2009
  19 November 2009. Nicola Roxon tomorrow will have to produce evidence to substantiate her assertions in relation to her incomprehensible decision to slash Medicare rebates for cataract surgery.‪ The Senate today ordered that she table the information that her office or the Department of ... more
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23 November, 2009
  18 November 2009 Health Minister Nicola Roxon’s contortions to avoid debate, scrutiny and accountability for her cruel cuts to Medicare rebates for cataract treatments reached new heights tonight. The Minister refused to comply with a Senate order requiring her to reveal the legal advice s... more
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23 November, 2009
18 November 2009 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd needs to end the cataract rebate bungle which has two of his Ministers taking diametrically opposed positions.On one hand Health Minister Nicola Roxon has slashed Medicare rebates for cataract surgery by almost 50 per cent saying technology now made the op... more
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30 October, 2009
 29 October 2009   The Coalition has called on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to step-in and sort out Health Minister Nicola Roxon’s cataract rebate blunder.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the Prime Minister’s intervention was necessary because the situation was clearly com... more
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29 October, 2009
29 October 2009 The Rudd Government has this morning rejected legislation that would have prevented it slashing Medicare rebates for cataract surgery.   It appears determined to punish - mostly senior Australians - who need this life-changing surgery.   The Senate yesterday passed l... more
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29 October, 2009
28 October 2009 The Coalition, independent Senators and the Greens today all urged the Rudd Government to come to their senses and fix up the mess they’ve created as a result of pressing ahead with their savage cut to Medicare rebates for cataract treatments.   All non-Government Senators to... more
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