More needs to be done for Regional Health: Webster

Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Anne Webster says while the Federal Labor Government’s announcements to improve healthcare offer some hope, they fail to target the desperate need in regional Australia. “While accepting and supporting the efforts to improve healthcare in primary care settings and aged care facilities, I am cynical that the proposed changes…

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Prime Minister dismisses regional elderly

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his Federal Labor Government is dismissive of regional elderly people and their communities by expediting his aged care reforms, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Anne Webster says. The Prime Minister has said his Government “makes no apologies” for being ambitious in enforcing 24/7 registered nurse staffing requirements on the…

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SMECC funding a win for the community

Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council Inc has received Federal funding under the Fostering Integration grants program. In a win for SMECC’s efforts in the community they will receive $60,841 for a revamp of their barbecue area. “Congratulations to SMECC on this funding, which will be a terrific boost for their work with Sunraysia and Mallee…

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Warracknabeal Bendigo Bank Agency closure another hit to regions  

Member for Mallee Anne Webster says the Bendigo Bank is failing its Warracknabeal customers. The Bendigo Bank Agency located at Warracknabeal accountancy business Dianne Marchment and Associates will close permanently on Wednesday, June 20, 2023, with the bank citing a “detailed review of transaction activity, customer banking habits and the decline in cash usage”. “Banks…

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Federal Government’s Fiasp Fiasco

The Federal Labor Government has provided only a bandaid solution to the removal of fast acting insulin Fiasp from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Anne Webster says. Novo Nordisk will remove Fiasp, an innovative mealtime insulin that improves blood sugar control in diabetes patients at a faster rate than other…

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