Tag: low-income families

Healthcare

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 Test Test

Social Policy

The pantry to the welfare sector

In the last financial year Foodbank Australia has experienced an 11% increase in community groups seeking food assistance. In the lead-up to the National Emergency Relief Summit, we had the chance to speak to Gerry Andersen, CEO at Foodbank NSW about the reasons behind the rising demand, what families are most affected and the biggest…

4 Feb 2014, by Test Test