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


EnableNSW and home care packages

People over 65 who have a disability are excluded from EnableNSW, NSW's disability aids and equipment scheme.

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HbA1c everybody!

If you don't know what the HbA1c test is, read on!

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Private health insurance is unwell

If you are one of the lucky ones who can still afford private health insurance, you may have found that your policy didn't quite cover what you thought it covered.

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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.

Read more: Cuts to the national home doctor service