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August 2010 News

05/08/2010 - 7:05pm

Opposition Leader Tony Abbot today unveiled his health and hospitals policy package, vowing to better fund and reform the sector.  His key $3.1 billion promise will see 2800 new public hospital beds delivered over four years, in line with the Australian Medical Association's recommendations.

05/08/2010 - 6:11pm

The Federal Government, has announced its plan to take a $300 million ''special dividend'' from government-owned health fund, Medibank Private and has brought strong criticism from the private health industry.

Martin Laverty, the chief executive of Catholic Health, said the effects of the $300 million taken from Medibank Private would be felt by the all users of private health services.