Date published: 
2 April 2019
Intended audience: 
General public
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The 2019–20 Federal Budget details a comprehensive, patient-focused investment of $435 billion over the next four years. 

  • Medicare boosted by $6 billion 
    • with $1.1 billion for primary care
  • Hospital funding boosted by $5 billion 
    • on top of the $1.25  billion Community Health and Hospitals Program
  • Aged care funding boosted by $7 billion 
  • $40 billion for life-saving and life-changing medicines provisioned in the forward estimates 
  • $5 billion for a 10-year Medical Research Future Fund investment plan
  • $736.6 million for mental health including youth suicide prevention
  • $1 billion for Indigenous health
  • More than $1 billion for child dental services

Find out more about the 2019–20 Health Budget