keywords: Fees

  • AUSTRALIA

    News from everywhere

    • Kathryn O’Connor, Anthony Ham
    • 09 July 2006

    MedicarePlus  |  Global village

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  • AUSTRALIA

    MedicarePlus or minus

    • Rod Wilson
    • 09 July 2006

    Reforming Medicare is a favoured New Year’s resolution

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Any excuse

    • Anthony Ham, Kath O’Connor, Bruce Duncan, Clive Shepherd
    • 01 July 2006

    Any excuse, Privatise or perish, Clear and present danger, Keep left unless undertaking

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cut price care

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 26 June 2006

    The Howard government wants a different Medicare: one where people who can, pay more to visit a doctor. The government is grappling with a complex economic issue, but should not dismiss the social benefits that Medicare delivers to the very sick and less well off.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Taking responsibility

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 16 June 2006

    It is time for government leaders to stage a ‘walk in’ and recommit the country’s resources for the health of everyone.  

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  • EDUCATION

    The price of education

    • Liz Curran
    • 13 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The imposition on students of greater burdens for repayment when they leave university is likely to cause a drought in the number of graduates who will be prepared to work for community agencies and the public service.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Doctors’ bills

    • Jack Waterford
    • 13 June 2006

    If I were Tony Abbott, I would be carefully listening to doctors’ whinges about medical insurance.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Selective collectives

    • Nicholas Way
    • 05 June 2006

    The Federal Government abhors workers using unions to bargain collectively. But there is different thinking for small business.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Just the ticket

    • Michael McGirr
    • 31 May 2006

    So Mr Latham thinks he has a problem. If elected Prime Minister this year, he is worried that he will have two houses, one in Sydney and the other in Canberra.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The state of education

    • Mike Ticher
    • 31 May 2006

    Mike Ticher looks at the value of public schools to the community.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Medicare minus

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 22 May 2006

    MedicarePlus passed through parliament in early March.  Rather than easing the financial burden on average working families, closer examination reveals the policy leads to the creation of poverty traps.

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  • EDUCATION

    The strength of diversity

    • Joanna Leonard
    • 22 May 2006

    The move to private education is not always what parents might hope.

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