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20 April, 2011
19 April 2011 Nicola Roxon is under increasing pressure to clarify the Government’s position and rule out any cuts to health and medical research in the upcoming Federal Budget. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the proposed cuts of $400 million and the media reports today of an unconfirmed ... more
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20 April, 2011
11 April 2011 The Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton today welcomed the certainty for the pathology sector that would be provided by a new agreement with the Commonwealth Government. The previous Coalition Government had a longstanding Memorandum of Understanding with the sector which effectiv... more
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20 April, 2011
7 April 2011 Julia Gillard is “delivering” as successfully as Kevin Rudd – dumping promises as fast as she makes them. Confirmation today that Gillard Labor will renege on its promise to take “urgent action” on dental care in the coming Budget showed that the current and former Prime Minister have ... more
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20 April, 2011
1 April 2011Federal Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today supported senior doctors calling for cuts to bureaucratic spending rather than cuts to frontline health services in Queensland hospitals. Amidst continuing fears that Royal Brisbane Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital – among others... more
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20 April, 2011
25 March 2011 The Gillard government needs to come clean with the universities and research sector whether it intends to cut $400 million out of the medical research budget, Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, and Senator Brett Mason, Shadow Minister for Universities and Research sa... more
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23 March, 2011
23 March 2011 A Senate Inquiry will be held into the chaotic changeover to a national registration system for Australia’s medical workforce. The Senate today approved the inquiry by the Finance and Public Administration Committee after the Coalition moved for a detailed examination of the strife-ri... more
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21 March, 2011
  18 March 2011 Today’s decision by the Australian Medical Association to oppose the establishment of ‘Medicare Locals’ is further proof that the Gillard Labor Government’s so-called health ‘reforms’ are failing. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton welcomed the AMA’s opposition to establishme... more
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16 March, 2011
  16 March 2011 People living with Schizophrenia have been denied world-class medication because the Gillard Governmenthas refused to list a breakthrough monthly injection on the PBS.   The Coalition’s Peter Dutton, Andrew Southcott and Andrew Laming said this was another example of... more
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14 March, 2011
  11 March South Australians should be asking why Federal and State Labor Governments are punishing three small communities in SA by starving their local hospitals of funds.   The Gillard Government today announced spending of $316 million dollars on just two hospitals in New South Wale... more
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14 March, 2011
9 March 2011 Federal health funding should be withheld from the Rann Government in the next financial year to ensure three regional South Australian community hospitals remained open. “If State Labor was not prepared to fund the hospitals then the Federal Government should side-step the state and ... more
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03 March, 2011
  3 March 2011 Nicola Roxon was noticeably Missing in Action when Julia Gillard tore apart the Rudd-Roxon health ‘reforms’ – ‘reforms’ Minister Roxon spent months spruiking as the cure for the health system’s ills. It appears she’s now overcome the embarrassment and humiliation of that experi... more
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02 March, 2011
2 March 2011 Gillard Labor and trouble-prone Health Minister Nicola Roxon have trashed the pathology sector in Australia. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton warned today that pathology was on an unsustainable path which would lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for patients.   “This governme... more
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28 February, 2011
  25 February 2011 Health Minister Nicola Roxon today added to rising cost of living pressures for families by hiking private health insurance premiums and failing to clarify the extent of the Government’s planned cuts to the private health insurance rebates.   Shadow Health Minister Pe... more
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28 February, 2011
25 February 2011   In an unprecedented move that will affect thousands of Australian patients, Health Minister Nicola Roxon has refused to follow the recommendations of the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Advisory Committee to subsidise seven medicines and vaccines through the PBS.   The S... more
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22 February, 2011
22 February 2011 The Gillard Government remains unable to clearly explain the role of Medicare Locals in its so-called health ‘reforms’, despite issuing a 20 page document about them today. But what has become clear, Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today, is that they are all about spi... more
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