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…

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Mallee and Regional Australians ripped off by Albanese Labor

The federal electorate of Mallee has been ‘ripped off’ by the Albanese Labor government’s replacement programs for the successful Coalition-era Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster said today. “Days after this month’s Federal Budget, Minister King belatedly ended the two-year wait for an announcement – let alone funding – for…

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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…

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Small businesses blacking out under Labor

A small business report released today should bell the cat on Labor’s spin on energy prices, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster said as Treasurer Jim Chalmer’s one-off $325 energy bill relief pledge falls flat with voters. Research commissioned by Energy Consumers Australia and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), based on interviews…

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