Tag: Peter Dutton

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

Healthcare

Report sheds light on state of Australian healthcare

There's both reason for celebration and cause for concern in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) latest national health report card. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton and AIHW Director and CEO David Kalisch officially released the report in Canberra on Wednesday June 25, confirming that Australia now has a health system which "much of…

27 Jun 2014, by test test