The Victorian Labor Government has announced that they will be buying back Mildura Base Hospital, after 21 years of being in private hands. The regional hospital was sold to private hands in 1998 by the Kennett Liberal Government, and has...
While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has made incredible improvements to the lives of many Australians living with disabilities, not everyone is benefiting from the scheme in the same way. Our review, published recently in journal BMC Public Health,...
In March this year, Julia wrote about her experience living and having kids under the privatised US health system - it was a very 'rude awakening'. Now Julia is back in Sydney and finds that we too are being rushed...
'Liar liar' ... 'No, you're the liar'. The election campaign has begun to sharply focus on Medicare, with both major parties accusing the other of lying. Malcolm Turnbull says Labor's claim that the Liberals want to privatise Medicare is "the biggest...
Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, spoke in Melbourne today at the ACTU Congress on the six-point plan to build a better future for Australians. Here is Brett's speech. Firstly I acknowledge the Wurrungeree people...
A Robin Hood Tax (RHT) in Europe is moving closer. Tomorrow is Budget day in Australia. In order to bring the RHT to Australia, we ask you to pass a resolution calling on MPs to oppose the extension of the GST, close...
The Patients Before Profits tv advertisements which ran on our screens in February appear to have struck a nerve with the NSW LNP government. Health Minister Jillian Skinner called the ad a scare campaign and said “This union campaign is absolutely...
Sunday saw many March in August events around Australia. In Coffs Harbour, Mandy Short RN, local NSWNMA branch secretary, spoke to the gathering about the current threats to Medicare and our public health system. Here is Mandy's speech. Before I...
The Northern Beaches Hospital is Not for Sale campaign is getting into gear. The NSW Government aims to largely replace Manly and Mona Vale public hospitals on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a new hospital at Frenchs Forest. However,...
The campaign to defend Medicare is getting into gear. Today we've launched our Defending Medicare campaign page which makes it easy for you to send an email to your NSW senators asking them to reject the anti-Medicare measures in...