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15 June, 2012
Friday 15 June 2012  The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, has called on Minister Plibersek to commit all of the $325 million Tasmanian health bail-out to frontline services. “Minister Plibersek must commit that not one dollar of the Tasmanian bail-out will be spent on bure... more
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12 June, 2012
  Tuesday 12 June 2012       Labor is being called to account for their rotten record on dental health delivery. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, has called on the Gillard Government to deliver dental services not just promises. “La... more
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08 June, 2012
Friday 8 June 2012     Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has bypassed Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, going direct to Minister Anthony Albanese to bail out Tasmania’s public hospitals. Mr Wilkie has announced hundreds of millions without any GST clawback. Ms Plibersek has made... more
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31 May, 2012
Wednesday 31 May 2012         Today the ‘Labor-Greens-Windsor-Oakeshott Government’ delivered a vicious blow to dentists. The weak Gillard Government was facing defeat on the floor of the Parliament. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutto... more
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31 May, 2012
Wednesday 31 May 2012  Lacking the courage to admit that the Government got it wrong on the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), Minister Kim Carr has chosen to muddy the waters by suggestions of inappropriate practice by dentists to disguise his back-flip. Estimates yesterday revealed a... more
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30 May, 2012
Wednesday 30 May 2012  Labor’s promise to end the health blame game has been shattered by evidence in Senate Estimates about “savage cuts” to Tasmania’s public hospitals. Since Labor’s supposed ‘reforms’ were announced, Tasmania’s health system has been cut by over $100 million. Tasmania’... more
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30 May, 2012
Wednesday 30 May 2012 After months of refusing to agree to the Coalition’s sensible approach to protecting dentists, who had done the right thing under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), Minister Kim Carr has finally back flipped from his original position. The Shadow Minister for Health and... more
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24 May, 2012
Wednesday 23 May 2012   Joint Media Release  The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Dr Andrew Laming Mp, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Health and Regional Health Services Australia’s rural doctors are crying out for help but the Government ... more
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16 May, 2012
 Wednesday 16 May 2012   The Federal Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek today cooked the books on private health insurance take up, to justify a policy of means testing that hasn’t even commenced. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, questioned the hones... more
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11 May, 2012
  11 May 2012             Labor’s dental health promises again reveal the ‘cook the books’ approach of Treasurer Wayne Swan. Despite promising $515 million, Labor is really delivering about $60 million of new money to dental prog... more
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11 May, 2012
On Tuesday, 1 May 2012, Dickson residents voiced their concerns about crime and light sentences and showed strong support for local police. The Dickson Crime Forum was hosted by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson together with Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protec... more
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20 April, 2012
The Labor Government is ‘pork barrelling’ seats of Ministers to save them at the next election. As a result Coalition seats, including Dickson, are again facing a very long wait for broadband. Dickson first faced delay when the Labor Government cancelled the Howard Government’s contract with the OP... more
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02 April, 2012
1 April 2012 The Government today banked an additional saving from the PBS but has again failed to deliver on its promise of 'policy certainty' for Australian patients relying on the timely subsidisation of new medicines. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the savings announced today from pr... more
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22 March, 2012
22 March 2012   Revelations that Medicare had never approached the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association regarding the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme put the lie to claims that dental health professionals were fully informed about their responsibilities under the scheme. Shadow Minis... more
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20 March, 2012
  19 March 2012 The Coalition today introduced a Bill into the House of Representatives to end the Gillard Government’s vindictive pursuit of dentists who have provided treatment to the most needy Australians under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton sai... more
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