Increased Medicare Funding

In a fantastic result for the community, Australian patients are getting more benefit from Medicare than ever before. GP bulk billing rates increased to 85.4 per cent during the second half of 2016 (an increase from 84.7 per cent for the same period in 2015). This is the highest figure ever for the July to…

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Road Safety – Keys2Drive

UPDATE May 2017 The Government has approved an extension to funding for Keys2drive, providing $20 million over four years, including the Australian Automobile Association’s $4 million contribution to the programme, for the provision of free lessons for approximately 200,000 young Australians and their parents or supervising driver. This programme continues to set up a foundation…

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Afterhours GP Services

There are concerning misleading claims that the Government plans to remove Medicare rebates for afterhours GP services.   There is no plan to remove GP afterhours services from Medicare.   The Turnbull Government fully understands the need for all Australians to have access to Medicare services when they require them.   The Government has initiated…

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