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The mental health burden in Australia is significant and it is growing. The National Mental Health Commission’s 2014 report Contributing lives, thriving communities1 , clearly sets out the burden associated with mental ill health, in terms of health...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is disappointed at the slow pace of progress in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review. The AHHA supports the vision of reforming the MBS over the short and long-term to provide affordable...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) says tonight’s Budget is a disappointing result for the health sector. Nearly fifty measures, including some small investments and many cuts, have been disguised as strategy. “The confirmation of...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) questions the Commonwealth Government’s lack of action on the development of a national minimum data set for primary care. This is particularly critical given the de-funding of the University of...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is disappointed by the lack of progress in the Turnbull Government’s Private Health Insurance Review with the only follow-up action in tonight’s Budget being funding to establish a committee...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) acknowledges the Commonwealth Government’s budget commitment to a hospital funding growth formula capped at 6.5 per cent per annum (or an estimated $2.9 billion) from 2017 to 2020, as per the...

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