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


Medicare dental for people with a chronic illness

Many pensioners may be eligible for Medicare dental rebates worth up to $4,250, under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Scheme.

Read more: Medicare dental for people with a chronic illness

Surgery waiting lists still waiting to be addressed

RESULTS from CPSA’s survey of 470 members show that 24 per cent of respondents had recently been waiting for surgery. 35 per cent had waited between six and 12 months for treatment. Seven per cent had waited for more than 12 months.

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More funding for dementia: Governor-General

AUSTRALIA’S Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC says an extra $1 billion of funding is needed to combat rising cases of dementia.Her Excellency spoke at Parliament House in Sydney last month, suggesting that Australia’s ageing population must be recognised as a major challenge to this issue.

Read more: More funding for dementia: Governor-General

NSW Budget ignores dental

“No boost for public dental services in the NSW Budget, failing tens of thousands of people on low-incomes across the state” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Charmaine Crowe.

Read more: NSW Budget ignores dental

CPSA Annual Conference 2008 - Prof Stephen R Leeder

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