Labor has secured positive changes to the role of the National Rural Health Commissioner, with the Government expected to introduce amendments to their own legislation in response to concerns raised by Labor. Labor understands that the Government will be introducing amendments to the Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill, in a concession that
Labor welcomes the much-awaited legislation to establish a National Rural Health Commissioner – however we think more needs to be done to ensure this role adequately supports Australians living in rural and remote areas. The National Rural Health Commissioner role has the potential to improve health care delivery in the bush, but the legislation introduced
The Government’s 65% cut to the allied health stream of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) is a massive blow to the future of the workforce in rural Australia and shows that health in our regions simply isn’t a priority for the Turnbull Government. To make matters worse, the Government has
It will soon cost more to see a GP, with doctors set to raise their recommended fees for a standard visit to $78 from the 1November 2016. As rural doctors met in Canberra this week for the Rural Medicine Australia annual conference, the AMA’s recommended increase in GP fees puts a further burden on rural