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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
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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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25 January, 2013
25 January - Local Members, Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson, and Seath Holswich MP, State Member for Pine Rivers, have launched a joint petition to rally the Federal Government to ensure the delivery of superfast broadband to Brendale and Strathpine sooner and more affordably. ... more
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25 January, 2013
  24 January - Federal Member for Dickson, Peter Dutton, has expressed his concern at the newest figures which indicate that the cost of living has increased significantly under the Rudd/Gillard Government. Notably, electricity has increased 89.3% since the Labor was elected in 2007, and 41.3%... more
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25 January, 2013
24 January - Wayne Swan is pushing political spin to its limits by blaming the States for Labor’s $1.6 billion cut to public hospital funding that is in black and white in his own Budget documents.   In a weak smoke and mirrors game, Mr Swan yesterday claimed the Queensland Government is resp... more
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21 January, 2013
21 January.  Federal Labor’s $1.6 billion cut to public hospital funding will force the closure of one in every six beds at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre it has been reported today. The Gillard Government’s cuts, hidden in the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), include retrospec... more
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21 January, 2013
21 January.  Labor is cutting $1.6 billion in hospital funding which is causing the closure of hospital beds, shutdown of operating theatres and reduction in capacity of emergency departments while the Health Services Union remains silent. In what is being slammed as grossly hypocritical, the ... more
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