Health

All health services must be accessible to all consumers. Those consumers who are forced to travel long distances for health care must be adequately catered for. There should be more community participation in health and community service. There is a need for adequate representation at local and regional health services. CPSA opposes a two-tier system of health care and the privatisation of health services.

Read CPSA's full health policy here


Zip up your pockets: Australian specialists can charge whatever they want

Whilst private health insurance often cops the blame for ludicrous out-of-pocket-costs, there is another factor at play – doctors' fees.

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Cuts to the national home doctor service

The Medicare funded after hours home doctor service is under threat.

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Dementia in the spotlight

A series of Australian projects are underway to combat the growing rates of dementia accompanying an ageing population.

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My Health Record: How to opt-out

By December 2018 every Australian will have a My Health Record, unless they opt-out.

Read more: My Health Record: How to opt-out

Budget 2018: New medicines listed on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

The Government will set aside $1.4 billion over five years for a number of new medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS).

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