Medicare

The Guardian • Medicare

Issue #2036

Commodification of health care

Since its introduction in 1984, Australia’s national health insurance scheme, Medicare, has been under constant attack from the privateers. Medicare is an anathema to their...

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Issue #2036

DINGO

More than a thousand refugees and their supporters rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra on 29th November to demand permanent visas for refugees. Priya Nadesalingam,...

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Issue #2058

AUKUS, the ranks are breaking

How good would it be if we could see headlines like these? Albanese to spend $300 billion on Public Housing or Power prices to plummet...

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Issue #1989

Health care a right, not a privilege

The Liberal-National Coalition has never supported Medicare, constantly undermining it since its introduction.

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Issue #2035

DINGO

The latest cost estimate for taxpayers of Australia’s pending nuclear submarines at more than $170 billion. Don’t be surprised when Australia’s supply of weaponry to...

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Issue #2034

DINGO

Scott Morrison’s secret multiple portfolios has nothing on the dual role of PM Albanese and Defence Minister Richard Marles as salesmen/lobbyists for the arms manufacturers....

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Issue #1986

Digital identity exposure draft is too light on the details

Digital rights advocacy groups such as “Digital Rights Watch” have raised several concerns and recommendations to ensure Australian’s digital identities remain safe.

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Issue #2030

The mainstream media has excised coverage of Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. While there is no end to the noise from the...

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Issue #1966

The destruction of Medicare by stealth

Without warning, the government announced changes to more than 900 Medicare rebates, mostly in private hospitals, to commence 1st July.

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Issue #2063

DINGO

The union movement extended its thoughts to the loved ones of the food delivery rider who tragically lost his life in Sydney last week working...

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Save Medicare from privatisation. Issue #2078

Another step towards Medicare privatisation

The public health system is in crisis. Bulk billing GPs are hard to find and non-existent in some regional and rural areas. In fact, some...

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Issue #2030

Medicare under attack

An investigation by the ABC, and the Nine newspapers Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, claims that $8 billion (approximately thirty per cent) of Medicare’s...

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Issue #2049

NO to AUKUS! – YES to Medicare!

Medicare as a public health insurance scheme offering universal access to bulkbilling, and funded through central revenue is becoming a distant memory. GPs are fully...

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Issue #2041

Medicare plan – BULK PROFITS

For anyone looking for solutions to the Medicare crisis, the Albanese government’s Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report raises more questions than it answers. It is full...

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Medicare card. Issue #2068

Intergenerational Report – The march of history

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this...

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Issue #2086

EDITORIAL

On the first of February this year, Medicare, also known as ‘the universal health insurance scheme’ turned 40. Happy birthday! Should we shrug, celebrate, or...

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