GP Network News, Issue 11, Number 3 - 28 January 2011
The AMA congratulates its members who were recognized in the Australia Day Honours List. Those honoured include Dr Paul Bauert, OAM (NT), Dr Michael Ridley, OAM (NSW), Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, AO (Vic) and Dr Charles Roe AO (Qld). Other recipients are being identified and will be confirmed on our website.
The Department of Health and Ageing notifies forthcoming local consultation meetings for GP Super Clinics on its website here.
The next meeting will be for the Karratha (WA) GP Super Clinic on Monday 31 January at Welcome Lotteries House, 7 Morse Street Karratha, WA. Commencing at 7pm, the meeting will conclude at 9pm. Email email@example.com to register your interest in attending.
The Productivity Commission released its draft report Caring for Older Australians on 21 January.
While making occasional references to medical care needs and the AMA’s submission, the 500 page report gives low priority to ongoing access to medical care and little urgency in its recommendations to Government.
The AMA is calling on the Government to adopt the following aged care reforms:
The AMA will make a further submission to the Productivity Commission’s draft report and will participate in the public hearings scheduled for March and April. The final report is due in June.
A full copy of the draft report is available here.
To help pay for flood recovery across affected regions of the country the Federal Government will impose a one-off levy applicable in the 2011-12 financial year only. The levy is expected to raise $1.8 billion. Key elements are:
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