Media Releases

11 April, 2013
Dutton opens Lawnton Country Market Medical Centre
Today, Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, officially opened the Lawnton Country Market Medical Centre. The practice is run by Neil Udukala who is supported by Dr Chris Brookes, Dr Sak Taggart-Jeewa, Dr Devika Jayawardent, Dr Mona Mohammed, as wel... more
05 April, 2013
Full steam ahead for MBRL under LNP
The Moreton Bay Rail Link will continue full steam ahead under a Federal Coalition Government. Peter Dutton, the Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, and Luke Howarth, Liberal National Candidate for Petrie, have today re-affirmed the Liberal National Party’s c... more
05 April, 2013
Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today welcomed the release of the McKeon Review of health and medical research and called on the Gillard Government to restore funding certainty to the sector. “Simon McKeon AO and the respective panel members are to be congratulated on their ... more
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02 April, 2013
Frontline health services are again under attack from the Gillard Government, with new figures showing the carbon tax will hit Victorian hospitals with a bill of $6.7 million in just six months.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the latest figures prove Labor’s carbon tax is hu... more
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25 March, 2013
Australian Scientists caught in 500 years of red tape
Reports that Australian scientists spent more than 500 years’ worth of time preparing research funding application for grants in 2012 via the National Health and Medical Research Council comes as a disappointment to the Coalition. Excessive red tape undermines the work of Australia’s me... more
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20 March, 2013
The Health Minister is making increasingly hysterical claims reflecting the growing desperation of a beleaguered Government. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said Minister Plibersek’s claims today were a weak attempt to divert attention from the chaos infecting the Labor Government and h... more
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06 March, 2013
In an apparent act of desperation to justify over 3,000 new bureaucratic positions in the Medicare Local network, Minister Plibersek has sought to misrepresent the findings in a report released by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA), Australians’ experience with primary health car... more
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25 February, 2013
25 February - Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, has failed to provide any certainty for palliative care patients with the imminent cessation of funding for a range of services due in June 2013. Palliative care patients are set to miss out as services across the country close ... more
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25 February, 2013
Labor Spin Doctors waste money on ads while patients suffer
25 February - The Gillard Government has wasted even more money today trying to spin its way out of a back-flip on Victorian hospital cuts, while still refusing to reverse its cuts to public hospitals in other States. Labor has billed taxpayers for full page advertisements in the Herald Sun and The... more
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21 February, 2013
  21 February 2013.  The Gillard Government has been forced into an extraordinary back-down on its retrospective hospital funding cuts in Victoria, but has completely ignored the situation in other states. Shadow Health Minister, Peter Dutton, said that it is a dire policy bungle, even b... more
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18 February, 2013
Amcor today announced the Petrie Cartonboard Mill would be closing by the end of 2013, resulting in the employment of 220 workers being terminated and immeasurable damage to hundreds of local small businesses and contractors.   In a statement issued by the company a number of factors for the ... more
15 February, 2013
15 February - The ratio of hospital beds for older Australians has deteriorated, the proportion of administration staff has increased and there has been no improvement in emergency department and elective surgery waiting times according to the latest results reflecting Labor’s health reforms.  ... more
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08 February, 2013
  08 February - Australian families will pay about $200 a year more for private health insurance following today’s announcement by Tanya Plibersek of a 5.6 per cent increase to premiums. Costs continue to balloon for 10.6 million Australians with hospital cover following Labor’s nearly $4 bil... more
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30 January, 2013
30 January - A Coalition government will protect funding of Australia’s medical research. We recognise that funding for medical research is the best long-term investment a government can make in the health of the Australian people. In terms of a cost-benefit analysis, consistent long-term funding ... more
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29 January, 2013
Hon Peter Dutton MP, the Federal Member for Dickson, acting as presiding officer at the Citizenship Ceremony on Saturday, Australia Day hosted by the Samford Rotary Club, welcomed twenty-seven new Australian Citizens, who had migrated to Australia from ten different countries.   Following the... more
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