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First Nations people in the NT receive just 16 per cent of the Medicare funding of an average Australian

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th May 2022 -  As Australians head to the polls this weekend, it’s glaringly apparent that Medicare isn’t delivering equal benefit to First Nations people. Medicare, Australia’s universal health

The NDIS is Not Medicare

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 5th March 2019 -  In the disability sector the customer is always going to feel what the employee feels, writes Fran Connelley explaining her shift in focus to workplace culture. It was December 2017


Australia Needs Lasting Consensus on NDIS Funding

Bruce Bonyhady, Friday, 4th May 2018 -  People with disability, their families, carers and advocates deserve the certainty of a National Disability Insurance Scheme which is sustainable, writes Bruce Bonyhady. Australia

NFP Claims the Message from Voters is Health Matters

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th July 2016 -  In the wake of the tight election results the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has called for cooperation on health claiming the voters have spoken. The peak…

Government Backdown on Medicare Rebate Changes

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 15th January 2015 -  The Federal Government has done a backflip announcing it will scrap its controversial plans to cut the Medicare rebate for short medical appointments set to come into force next week.…

Doctors Warn On Slash to Medicare Rebate

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 15th January 2015 -  The Australian Medical Association has urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to personally intervene and overturn Federal Government plans to slash the Medicare rebate for GP consultations…

NFPs Reject Secret Co-Payment Talks

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  National peak community and health consumer groups claim they have been left out of what amounts to ‘secret talks’ on the Federal Government’s proposed Medicare…

NDIS Levy Confirmed

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 30th April 2013 -  The Federal Government has confirmed it will increase the Medicare levy to cover the cost of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed…

NFPs Renew Call for Access to Dental Care

Staff Reporter, Friday, 25th May 2012 -  Australian Not for Profits are continuing to call for universal access to dental care, following a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Child
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