Labor might be front at the moment, but the spectre of Mediscare may come back to haunt them come election time.
According to the Turnbull Government, the increase in the Medicare Levy is enough to fund the NDIS. But the peak disability body in Australia wants to see it.
The Medicare levy was the largest revenue measure in last year’s budget, but with it gone, what does it mean for tomorrow?
What a night. Our heads were swimming with the romance of possibilities, and some of us did some things we didn’t want to do. So, who got the most out of the budget?
While Labor has been heavily criticised for their Mediscare campaign, there can be no doubt as to its effectiveness. Why did it work so well?
Good morning, you! What happened while you were asleep? Robots invaded your house, Shorten got physical (medical) and Ke$ha was cheated again.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap this week delivers TBS readers the latest on manus island, Joe Hockey’s latest jive, and Scott Morrison on the NDIS crackdown.
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap highlights the sensitivities of our finest – Fred Nile, Rupert Murdoch and Cory Bernardi – following Charlie Hebdo.
Gen Y are worse off than expected, Tony Abbott’s slump continues and Nick Xenophon tries to out-PUP PUP in this week’s Current Affairs Wrap from Michael Burrill.
With the Medicare co-payment barnacle apparently scraped from the hull of the not-so-good ship HMAS Abbott Government, GP Owen Harris fears that quality healthcare and the future of good GP’s might go with it.
Dissecting the historical evolution (devolution?) of Australian health policy, a TBS writer urges the government to breathe some life back into Medicare.