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Election 2019. No. 4. long-term sustainable funding

Today’s promise by Labor of a $115.6 million investment in health promotion and disease prevention deserves a big tick for refocusing attention on health improvements for the health dollar, rather than health service activity. For too long, spending on...

AHHA's 2019 Federal Election areas of focus

‘We urge Health Minister Greg Hunt and Shadow Minister Catherine King to outline how they are going to get better bang for the health buck at today’s National Press Club debate’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive...

2019 Australian Election

Following on the heels of the Greens’ commitment to a universal dental health scheme, Labor’s commitment today to a Pensioner Dental Plan puts oral health firmly into national health policy, addressing one of the most significant gaps in the Australian...

Australian Election 2019 — Equity

‘All parties must factor equity into their post-election healthcare plans and promises’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. ‘While Medicare, our universal healthcare scheme, is aimed at making...

AHHA's 2019 Federal Election areas of focus

‘Whoever is in government after the May 2019 federal election must provide strong and strategic leadership if we want a fair healthcare system for all Australians regardless of where they live or their ability to pay’, says Australian Healthcare and...

‘Today’s announcement by Labor on its plans for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a much-needed step-up in commitment,’ says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

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