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Health is defence - Universal care vs 'user pays'

In the ‘Blogging on Demand’ series you get to choose the topic. If you have a great idea you want the world to know about, send an 

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Our healthcare system is good and affordable. But it can and should be improved.

There have been some interesting developments arising from debate around the “Medicare co-payments changes”. In particular, questions have been asked as to the nature of Department of Health advice to the Health Minister. 444 more words


Please don't ruin our holiday again, Tony

Before Christmas – just as I was about to pack my suitcase – Prime Minister Tony Abbott dropped a bomb.

Together with the Health Minister he announced that the Government had introduced a policy to stop 6-minute medicine – or ‘sausage machine medicine’ as he called it. 735 more words


“Medicare co-payment” changes: are we missing an important debate?

There has been a lot of attention paid to the Government’s Medicare co-payment, and the additional fees to be paid – including when visiting a General Practitioner (GP). 907 more words