Tag: Health Minister


What’s the future of Australian medical research if the $7 GP fee doesn’t get through parliament?

Earlier this year, the Abbott government announced plans to introduce a $7 fee for GP visits in an effort to make the country's healthcare system more sustainable. The government said Medicare cost taxpayers $8 billion a year a decade ago. This has risen to $19 billion today and is set to reach more than $34…

27 Aug 2014, by Test1 Test1


Top marks for healthcare in Queensland

The latest statewide survey has highlighted the strength of Queensland's healthcare system, with patient satisfaction measures scoring particularly well. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg recently revealed the results from the survey, which regularly assesses how satisfied Queensland patients are with the service they receive from hospital. According to the study, three-quarters of Queenslanders said they were "satisfied"…

15 Jul 2014, by Test1 Test1


Queensland healthcare receives a timely helping hand

Healthcare organisations in Queensland and around Australia looked to be heading for trouble when the federal budget was announced last month. In a budget that was harsh on one of the country's most vital sectors, there seemed to be little respite from the funding cuts that were in line for healthcare providers. A recently announced reprieve…

17 Jun 2014, by Test1 Test1


Queensland doctor contract crisis nearing an end

The drawn-out contract dispute that had threatened the future of healthcare in Queensland could be coming to a close, after the state's senior doctors and key stakeholders appeared to reach an initial agreement. One of the main factors behind the impasse - which had lasted for around eight months - was that Queensland's senior doctors…

24 Apr 2014, by Test1 Test1