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With a tough federal Budget fast approaching, many in the health sector are offering up suggestions for where the Abbott Government might find savings. Some of these options were outlined in an article published in Croakey earlier this week. They include...

The suggestion by Treasury head Dr Martin Parkinson that GST might be extended to include health must be rejected unequivocally by Ministers Hockey and Dutton, says the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). In 2012-13, 5.8% of...

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Is Australia’s health budget sustainable? Most developed economies spend in the range of 8 to 10% of GDP on health, and Australia is in the midst of that group. But health budgets are increasingly under pressure as our population ages, the burden of...

Is Australia’s health budget sustainable? Most developed economies spend in the range of 8 to 10% of GDP on health, and Australia is in the midst of that group. But health budgets are increasingly under pressure as our population ages, the burden of...

Rural communities must be involved in the design of their health services, if the health disparities between rural and urban Australians are to be addressed effectively, according to a report published today by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

Senator BILYK (Tasmania—Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate) (18:22): Tonight I rise to speak on a rather sensitive subject: palliative care. In 2010, when people in Australia were asked where they would prefer to die, most nominated their home as their...

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