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Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Digital Health, Medicare, Mental Health,

Mental health funding in the 2017 budget is too little, unfair and lacks a coherent strategy

This week’s federal budget allocated A$115 million in new funding over four years. This is one of the smallest investments in the sector in recent years read more

Encouraging news for mental health

IN the lead-up to the 2017 Federal Budget, hopes were building that mental health would attract serious affirmative action, building on the Coalition’s 2016 election commitments and Prime Minister Turnbull’s personal objective to support those initiatives recommended by the 2014 National Mental Health Commission (NMHC). Review of Services. Read more

Don’t be fooled, the Medicare Guarantee Fund provides no real guarantee

Treasurer Scott Morrison pulled a health-related rabbit out of his hat on budget night, announcing the government will “guarantee” the future of Medicare read more

Shoring up Medicare

The 2017 Budget has addressed the long-term sustainability of health care spending in a way that previous governments have not read more

Where the MyHR money is coming from and going to

The $374.2 million announced in yesterday's federal budget to extend the My Health Record system to all Australians includes an additional year to fund the operation of the system, with a target of having opt-out fully implemented by December 31, 2018 read more