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Commonwealth investment in the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme through a single national agreement with the states and territories is welcome, but claims regarding the scale of the funding are over-inflated, and unfortunately will not go far enough...

Today's announcement by Health Minister Sussan Ley of a Public Dental Scheme for children and adults is a welcome shift to bipartisan Commonwealth support for dental care as an important part of the Australian health system, says Alison Verhoeven,...

Unless the Commonwealth Government provides continued and adequate funding for dental care, Australian's dental health will continue to suffer, according to the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. An ad hoc Band-Aid approach simply will not...

Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Bill Shorten and Shadow Health Minister the Hon. Catherine King heard first hand from dentists when they visited a dental practice in Canberra today about the impact on many children's oral health as a result of the...

Government’s commitment to dental health full of holes 12 May 2015 The Government’s earlier announcement of a commitment to dental reform must be questioned following further cuts to revealed in tonight’s Budget. Prior to the 2013 election the Coalition...

There is bittersweet news in Health Minister Ley’s confirmation yesterday of funding for the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Adult Public Dental Services and continued access to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, according to the Australian...

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