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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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28 October, 2009
28 October 2009   The fate of the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery now lies firmly in the hands of the Rudd Government and its failed Health Minister Nicola Roxon.   The Senate today disallowed regulations which would have cut the current rebate in half – from more than $600 to jus... more
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27 October, 2009
27 October 2009   The Coalition and crossbench Senators Nick Xenophon and Steve Fielding today began processes in the Senate to prevent the Rudd Government halving Medicare rebates for cataract treatments.   It means Australians needing life-changing cataract surgery will not have to p... more
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26 October, 2009
Question Time Brief - 26 October 2009
Today in Question Time, Kevin Rudd again failed to answer the hard questions on the failure of his border protection policies. Kevin Rudd and Labor can't disguise the fact that they've lost control of our borders. www.youtube.com/watch
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09 October, 2009
9 October 2009 Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today accused the Rudd Government of trying to divert attention from the harm cuts to Medicare rebates for cataract surgery will cause.   By re-announcing that it would increase one rebate for complex cataract surgery, Health Minister Nicola... more
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01 October, 2009
1 October 2009   Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is under mounting pressure to reconsider her decision to slash the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton supported a call today from the Rural Doctors Association for the Federal Government to ... more
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