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$400 MILLION UPGRADE FOR FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE

October 31, 2022

The Albanese Government will partner with the South Australian Malinauskas Government to deliver $400 million for a once-in-a-generation upgrade to the Flinders Medical Centre.

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HTA REVIEW CHAIR AND COMMITTEE

October 27, 2022

The Government today announced the appointment of Adjunct Professor Debora Picone AO as Chair of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Review Reference Committee.

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CHEAPER MEDICINES LEGISLATION PASSED

October 27, 2022

The Albanese Government’s legislation, which will see millions of Australians pay 29 per cent less for scripts with the maximum general co-payment dropping from $42.50 to $30, has passed into law.

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STRENGTHENING MEDICARE

October 25, 2022

The Australian Government’s 2022-23 Budget begins the task of strengthening Medicare after a decade of cuts and neglect. This is a Budget for the health of every Australian. Overall spending on health ($104.1b), aged care ($30.6b) and sport ($633.5m) is $135.3b – up 5.7 per cent on last year.

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RESTORING DIGNITY TO AGED CARE

October 25, 2022

Australia’s aged care sector has been neglected for too long. This Budget takes the first steps to deliver on reforms to ensure older Australians in care are treated with the respect they deserve with a $3.9 billion package of reforms.

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AFFORDABLE MEDICINES TO TREAT SKIN CANCER, LUNG CANCER AND XLH

October 22, 2022

From 1 November 2022, Australians will have access to new and updated medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). These include listings for skin cancer, lung cancer and genetic disease X-linked hypophosphataemia (XLH).

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