Victims’ surging insurance costs need a public inquiry

Natural disaster victims’ allegations insurance companies have price gouged them need urgent investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. Skyrocketing premiums during a cost-of-living crisis have hit the hip pocket of Mallee residents affected by fire and floods over the past 18 months, yet insurance companies…

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Bulk Billing is collapsing under Labor

Mallee residents are paying more to see the doctor and are finding it harder to access healthcare under the Albanese Labor Government, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health and Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster said today. “Labor promised to strengthen Medicare but they have weakened it. It has never been harder or more expensive…

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Butler must act on State Labor cash grab

The Albanese Labor Government must push back against Victoria’s GP payroll tax and save patients money, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health and Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. Patients are facing fee hikes of 30 per cent under the Allan Labor Government’s payroll tax changes that subject doctors to a retrospective bill –…

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Meat is not the enemy as ideology takes over

Ideological agendas must not interfere with the diet of everyday Australians in Mallee, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health and Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is toying with changing the Australian Dietary Guidelines to incorporate environmental sustainability, casting doubt over the future of meat in…

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Member for Mallee requests Federal fire payments for residents affected by Grampians and Wimmera fires

Member for Mallee Anne Webster has requested Federal Emergency Management Minister Murray Watt activate Commonwealth funding for victims of the Wimmera and Grampians bushfires. “The Federal Government must step in and support fire victims as they begin to recover from this tragedy,” Dr Webster said. “I have been in constant contact with the Minister’s office…

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Mallee job creators can’t disconnect fast enough from reckless Labor after slap-dash deal with Greens

Labor’s chaotic Right to Disconnect laws put Mallee employers at risk of criminal punishment if they contact employees outside of work hours. “Mallee small business owners will need to become industrial relations lawyers – or fork out for them – to get their heads around these rushed amendments to Labor’s already bad Industrial Relations legislation,”…

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Labor infighting puts regional health at risk

Regional Victorian lives are being put at risk by infighting between Labor State and Federal Governments, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Anne Webster says. Federal Health Minister Mark Butler has urged the Allan Labor Government to review Victoria’s controversial GP Payroll Tax while the Victorian Government is concerned Minister Butler plans to rip more…

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