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$1.45 billion for mental health removes uncertainty for local services

$1.45 billion for mental health removes uncertainty for local services

Mental health services across Australian communities will share in $1.45 billion under a funding model shake-up that offers local organisations, staff and patients greater long term certainty.

  • by Kate Aubusson

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Is Credlin eyeing another safe Coalition seat?
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Is Credlin eyeing another safe Coalition seat?

Liberal Party rumours suggest she could be interested in Kevin Andrews’ seat, but others are sceptical about the plan.

  • by Kylar Loussikian & Samantha Hutchinson
Lifeline for people with rare diseases in health system maze
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Lifeline for people with rare diseases in health system maze

After the initial shock of a diagnosis, patients and their families can feel overwhelming disorientation as they attempt to navigate the health system.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Medicare review of psychologists derailed by professional stoush
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Medicare review of psychologists derailed by professional stoush

Concerns were raised that proposed changes would prevent vulnerable Australians from accessing rebates for therapy sessions.

  • by Dana McCauley
Discovery could have deadly prostate cancer 'quaking'
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Discovery could have deadly prostate cancer 'quaking'

Australian scientists have found a genetic marker that could identify which men are likely to develop metastasised prostate cancer.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Greg Hunt warns pharmacists and doctors on medicine information
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Greg Hunt warns pharmacists and doctors on medicine information

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will write to pharmacists and doctors to remind them of their responsibilities, after consumer advocates raised concerns that patients were not being given vital information about medicine interactions and side effects.

  • by Dana McCauley
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Victorians lose their teeth as wait lists for public dentists blow out
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Victorians lose their teeth as wait lists for public dentists blow out

Everyone agrees there is a problem, but governments are squabbling over who will provide the funding.

  • by Aisha Dow
Critics want My Health Record delayed again after recording 42 data breaches this year
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Critics want My Health Record delayed again after recording 42 data breaches this year

One month before the opt-out period ends, critics are again calling for the full roll out of the digital record-keeping system to be delayed.

  • by Max Koslowski
Greg Hunt moves to appease anaesthetists over Medicare rebate changes
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Greg Hunt moves to appease anaesthetists over Medicare rebate changes

Federal health minister Greg Hunt has rejected a swathe of recommendations from the government's Medicare benefits review, after anesthetists threatened a revolt over rebate changes that would have left patients hundreds of dollars out of pocket.

  • by Dana McCauley
Morrison government unveils $1.25 billion health funding fix
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Morrison government unveils $1.25 billion health funding fix

Labor has mounted a powerful attack on the government on health funding in local areas.

  • by David Crowe
People with eating disorders to get more Medicare-funded treatment
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People with eating disorders to get more Medicare-funded treatment

Australians with severe eating disorders will for the first time have access to a comprehensive treatment plan under Medicare.

  • by Kate Aubusson & Angus Thompson