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January 2016


Private Health Insurance Premiums - Request for More Information

30 January 2016

Media release

I have asked all Private Health Insurers to provide additional information regarding possible premium increases for 2016 in an attempt to ensure consumers get the best deal.


New national approach to dementia support

25 January 2016

Media release

The Australian Government today announced the next phase in a new national approach to programmes and services supporting people with dementia and their carers.


New measures to encourage childhood vaccinations

24 January 2016

Media release

As a new school year gets underway, Minister for Health Sussan Ley is reminding parents on new measures to encourage families to keep their children’s vaccinations up to date.


Ruling by international Court of Arbitration for Sport

12 January 2016

Media release

The Government acknowledges today’s ruling handed down by the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the case brought by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against Essendon players.


Holiday travel perfect time to talk biosecurity

09 January 2016

Media release

The busy holiday travel season is the perfect time to talk about the importance of protecting Australia against communicable diseases entering the country.


Pap Smear Misleading Claims

06 January 2016

Media release

There are no changes proposed in MYEFO regarding the cost of either receiving or delivering a physical pap smear examination undertaken by your GP or specialist, nor their billing practices.


New Aged Care Complaints Commissioner gets to work

03 January 2016

Media release

Australia’s ‘independent’ Aged Care Complaints Commissioner starts work this week, to handle and investigate any complaint relating to a Commonwealth subsidised residential or home-based aged care service.


Discount PBS Prescriptions Start Today Jan 1

01 January 2016

Media release

Today marks the start of landmark competition reforms in the medicines sector, whereby pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the first time.

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