Listed below are media items for The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Health
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28 February 2012
The annual increase in private health insurance premiums will this year be the lowest in four years.
27 February 2012
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has welcomed the final report of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health.
23 February 2012
A record number of medical school graduates have this year begun their vocational training to become GPs under a $150 million Australian Government program.
21 February 2012
A new drug that can help prevent heart attacks and will benefit more than 60,000 Australians is to be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at a cost of more than $100 million over five years.
15 February 2012
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said the passage of legislation to means-test the private health insurance rebate through the House of Representatives was a historic victory for working Australians.
14 February 2012
Press Conference - Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra - Private Health Insurance Rebate/Dental Care - 14 February 2012
12 February 2012
The Australian Government will set up a new $5 million national electronic records system to combat abuse of controlled drugs including prescription painkillers.
09 February 2012
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said the private health insurance rebate should be means-tested to bring about fairness for taxpayers.
09 February 2012
08 February 2012
The Senate passed legislation restricting online tobacco advertising in Australia on 8 February 2012.
07 February 2012
A national primary care organisation, the Australian General Practice Network, will form on 1 July 2012 a new national body for Medicare Locals– the Australian Government’s landmark new primary health care network.
06 February 2012
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has welcomed a new study which shows the Australian Government’s policy of cutting the time patients wait in hospital emergency departments can “save lives.”
03 February 2012
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek officially opened the University of Notre Dame Australia’s newly built Melbourne Clinical School at Werribee, Victoria on 3 February 2012.