Medical politics
Catherine King

Labor has finally unveiled its long-awaited plan to fix primary care: by establishing a health reform commission.

In a speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday, shadow health minister Catherine

Antony Scholefield14th February 2019

With the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s first hearings in Adelaide this week, we can stand by for regular horror stories of neglect and abuse of frail

There is a lot of hype around Dr Kerryn Phelps’ asylum-seeker medivac proposal — but neither its advocates nor its detractors have been very clear about what it would actually do.

On Monday, Prime

Granting doctors more power to evacuate asylum seekers out of offshore detention facilities would jeopardise national security, the federal government has warned.

Independent MP Dr Kerryn Phelps has

The recent great debate over pill testing has led to some extraordinary revelations from politicians.

I found Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s public decree that drugs don’t make anything more fun

The private equity firm behind the National Home Doctor Service was one of the biggest political donors linked to healthcare over the past two years, public donations data show.

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14th February 2019

An independent doctor panel will review cases of asylum-seekers held in offshore detention needing possible medical evacuation to Australia.

Campaigners have long warned that detainees are being

A GP who overcame the Byzantine pharmacy location rules to open a 24-hour chemist co-located in his practice could be forced to close it on a technicality.

In 2017, Melbourne GP Dr Alan Cunneen’s

Federal government spending on general practice remains below a dollar a day per person, a new report reveals.

The Productivity Commission released its annual figures on the nation’s health spending

The MBS Review Taskforce wants to restrict access to Medicare-funded 25-hydroxyvitamin D tests, warning they are popular among patients as a screening tool despite a lack of clinical benefit.

An inquiry into the IT meltdown that forced the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to abandon its high-stakes registrar exam halfway through has laid bare in humiliating detail a string of