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Australian government pumps $1bn into health and family violence services as coronavirus spreads

Australian government pumps $1bn into health and family violence services as coronavirus spreads

Telehealth, mental health and national domestic violence initiative to receive major boosts as economic effects of Covid-19 intensifySign up for Coronavirus: Australia at a glance, our daily email
Private health insurance makes Australia's system unfair and muddled, report says

Private health insurance makes Australia's system unfair and muddled, report says

An ‘unhappy mix’ of public and private healthcare has led to a system ‘riddled with inconsistencies’, according to a Grattan reportAustralia’s health system is unfair and muddled and the prescription
Emil Gayed's former boss blows whistle on lack of action against rogue doctors

Emil Gayed's former boss blows whistle on lack of action against rogue doctors

Exclusive: Doctor tasked with reviewing disgraced gynaecologist says other patients are at riskThe doctor in charge of obstetrics at a hospital where the disgraced gynaecologist Emil Shawky Gayed
Federal election 2019: 'I'm not running for pope, I'm running for prime minister,' Morrison says – politics live

Federal election 2019: 'I'm not running for pope, I'm running for prime minister,' Morrison says – politics live

PM says he’s disappointed Bill Shorten is trying to exploit his answers to questions about whether gay people go to hell. All the day’s events, live 7.46am BST The Australian has reported on an
Shorten pledges billions for seniors’ dental bills, childcare and educators’ wage rise

Shorten pledges billions for seniors’ dental bills, childcare and educators’ wage rise

Labor leader vows to ‘build Medicare’ as Scott Morrison announces plan to freeze refugee intake Bill Shorten has unveiled three big-spending policies to invest $2.4bn in seniors’ dental care, $4bn to
Australian election 2019: Shorten laughs off 'angry' headlines with direct appeal

Australian election 2019: Shorten laughs off 'angry' headlines with direct appeal

Labor leader says ‘ranting articles’ will not decide election, but conversations with fellow Australians about policies willBill Shorten has appealed directly to Labor supporters to have conversations
Coalition won’t commit to extend funding for emergency aid groups

Coalition won’t commit to extend funding for emergency aid groups

Organisations that provide one-off assistance to those in financial hardship stand to lose $5.7m a yearEmergency assistance organisations stand to lose $5.7m a year from 2020 after the social services
Two million Australians avoid or delay going to the dentist each year

Two million Australians avoid or delay going to the dentist each year

Grattan Institute calls for a universal dental scheme, which it says will cost the government $5.6bn annuallyThe cost of going to the dentist had become so out of reach for a Northern Territory cattle
More than 2.5 million people have opted out of My Health Record

More than 2.5 million people have opted out of My Health Record

New figures show that during the three-month extension about 1.4 million people opted out More than 2.5 million Australians have opted out of the My Health Record system, new figures show.The figures,
Government ditches planned $8bn rise in Medicare levy

Government ditches planned $8bn rise in Medicare levy

Scott Morrison will outline plans to forgo revenue intended to fund NDIS but says government can still fund program• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningThe
Greg Hunt to investigate 'exorbitant' out-of-pocket medical expenses

Greg Hunt to investigate 'exorbitant' out-of-pocket medical expenses

Health minister appoints expert committee to investigate unexpected fees patients face from some specialistsThe health minister, Greg Hunt, has described large out-of-pocket medical expenses as a