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


David and Goliath: the story of Australia’s health care system

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched court action against private health insurer NIB following allegations that the company failed to inform customers of changes to their policies, leading to unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.

Read more: David and Goliath: the story of Australia’s health care system

Community push for palliative care

The NSW Government has announced a $100m increase in funding for palliative care as part of the state's 2017-18 Budget.

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Budget 2017: Palliative care

The Government will provide $8.3 million over three years from 2017-18 to provide palliative care services for people who would prefer to be cared for in their homes rather than in a hospital or hospice setting.

Read more: Budget 2017: Palliative care

Budget 2017: Hearing aids

The Budget contains a curious revenue measure: "Following consideration of the future ownership of Australian Hearing Services, the Government has decided to retain full ownership and control of the entity."

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Budget 2017: Breast screening for women 70 to 74

The Budget provides an additional $64.3 million over four years from 2017-18 to continue access to the BreastScreen Australia program for women from 70 to 74 years of age.

Read more: Budget 2017: Breast screening for women 70 to 74

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