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Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor

Peter Jean, Amy Corderoy THE number of IVF treatments in Australia has fallen for the first time in nearly 30 years, after government cuts to Medicare payments.

Study finds bariatric surgery weighted to the wealthy

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Peter Jean Poorer people are more likely to struggle with weight problems but government subsidies for bariatric surgery mostly benefit wealthier patients.

Bring back public service: CPSU

Louise Persse.

Peter Jean The public sector union claims taxpayers are being forced to wait longer for a range of federal government services.

Mixed views on flu response as lurgy season returns

Peter Jean Nobody likes working next to somebody with a contagious illness, but most of us have turned up to work when sick with flu-like symptoms.

PM refuses to rule out safety net cuts

Peter Jean Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott have clashed over the Medicare safety net after the Prime Minister refused to rule out making more cuts to the scheme that was introduced by the Opposition Leader when...