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Senate committee told to reject GP co-pay and invest in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

A peak Aboriginal health body has told a Senate committee that the proposed GP co-payment and changes to the PBS would discourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients seeking preventative health care and impact on efforts to close the gap in Aboriginal life expectancy. 317 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

NACCHO Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Health to inquire and report on health policy, administration and expenditure

The most effective and sustainable way to engage Aboriginal people is the community controlled model, underpinned by principles of self-determination and community development. Real savings and progress in healthy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can only be made by shifting expenditure on hospitals to Comprehensive Primary Health Care providers, who deliver preventative treatments. 308 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News