THE federal opposition says it is prepared to support an increase in the Medicare levy to help fund the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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AN INCREASE to the Medicare levy to help fund a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) appears likely, with the Coalition giving the proposal qualified support.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will be judged on his long-held views on abortion and IVF access despite his chief-of-staff going public about his support for her IVF attempts, says Attoney-General Nicola Roxon.
THE federal government has welcomed opposition leader Tony Abbott’s offer of bipartisan support for developing a national disability insurance scheme.
THE federal government has welcomed Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's offer of bipartisan support for developing a national disability insurance scheme.
THE Federal Opposition’s pledge to invest $1.5 billion in mental health services has received a lukewarm welcome from experts, who argue that while the cash is needed, the focus of the plan is wrong. As both parties shift into election mode, Opposition leader Tony Abbott last week unveiled the Coalition’s Real Action Plan for Better Mental Health, which outlined plans for 20 new early psychosis prevention and intervention centres, 60 additional headspace centres and 800 acute and sub-acute early intervention beds. But the plan would come at the expense of investment in e-health, Medicare Locals and GP ...
THE Opposition’s controversial about-face on e-health has come under fire from all sectors, with doctors arguing the plan would be an enormous backward step.In his Budget response, Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey said the Opposition would reap savings of $467.2 million by abolishing the e-health program – a project it has previously supported. The Rudd Government was quick to pounce on the backflip, referring back to previous statements from Opposition leader Tony Abbott where he advocated a fully-functioning e-health system. In 2007, Mr Abbott, then Health Minister, said “failure to establish an electronic patient record system within five years... ...
ACADEMICS have continued to question the strength of the Rudd Government’s health reform plan, claiming it contains significant pitfalls that will have to be avoided. The criticisms emerged the day after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was said to have convincingly won the health debate against Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. During the 75-minute debate, Mr Rudd restated his case for the Federal Government to become the dominant funder of public hospitals, and the sole funder of primary care services. He also signalled the Federal Government could consider taking on 100% of hospital funding at a later stage ...