Australia’s regional health catastrophe: the buck stops with Butler

Regional Australia’s health catastrophe demands urgent intervention and crisis talks, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Dr Anne Webster says, as the states demand the Prime Minister come back to the table on health funding. “Regional Australians have double to quadruple the number of potentially avoidable deaths compared with city people. Rural, regional and remote…

A Win for Community Pharmacies but Questions Remain – Joint Media Release with Shadow Health Minister Senator Anne Ruston

WIN FOR COMMUNITY PHARMACIES, BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN The Albanese Labor Government has been forced into a new 8 th Community Pharmacy Agreement. The Agreement was finally released last week following sustained pressure from the Coalition after the Government’s botched implementation of the 60-day dispensing policy. Fighting alongside community pharmacies, the Coalition supported the sector to…

Victorian Labor’s doctor tax backflip a reprieve for regional patients

Regional Victorians can breathe easy after five years of advocacy and the Victorian Liberal-National Opposition’s criticisms embarrassed the Andrews Labor Government into pausing their $10 million doctor tax, the Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Dr Anne Webster MP said today. “Victorian Labor have backflipped on a tax grab which undermined the Federal Government’s tripled…