Health Services Union Election Notice
Jun15

Health Services Union Election Notice

Health Services Union ELECTION NOTICE Scheduled Election Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 Vic No. 4 Branch Nominations are called for: Secretary (1) Assistant Secretary (1) President (1) Senior Vice President (1) Junior Vice President (1) Trustee (2) Ordinary Member of Branch Committee of Management (6) Delegate to National Council (3) Nominations Written nominations, which comply with the registered rules of the Union,...

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Why medical bills must be an election issue
Jun12

Why medical bills must be an election issue

If you were watching the ABC’s Four Corners you will have seen a deeper than usual report into the escalating medical bills Australians are facing. It’s an issue we’ve been highlighting for a number of years. And it’s been a major issue ever since the Coalition came to power, first under Abbott and now under Turnbull; the government has hit Australians hard with ever increasing healthcare costs by freezing Medicare rebates for a range...

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Healthscope closures highlight private provider problems in healthcare
May29

Healthscope closures highlight private provider problems in healthcare

Members may have heard about Healthscope closing two hospitals in Victoria and winding back operations at a third hospital. It comes about as a result of corporate decisions to save money not because there has been a sudden drop in people seeking medical attention. It comes at a time when there is a growing need for greater levels of access to the healthcare facilities especially in rapidly growing parts of the state. These closures...

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Responses to the Federal Budget
May23

Responses to the Federal Budget

Since the Federal budget was handed down last week there has been a flurry of responses to the budget from a host of different commentators. It has been interesting to read through the responses and watch the variety of TV programming covering the budget and how various sections of Australian society are responding. The most interesting response has been from commentators declaring the budget is an election budget. It’s interesting...

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The Federal Budget and Healthcare
May16

The Federal Budget and Healthcare

This year’s Federal budget does very little to support the health system. There is some good news in that Medicare appears to be safe from further cuts and efforts to privatise it, at least for now. Unfortunately while there is additional funding being put into our public health system there nothing has done to reverse the freeze on rebates for pathology testing and diagnostic imaging. These two essential areas of our healthcare...

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Workplace meetings to Change the Rules
May10

Workplace meetings to Change the Rules

To change the rules it’s vital we make sure that our colleagues are with us. One of the best ways to do that is to hold workplace meetings to discuss the Change the Rules campaign and why it’s so important. The meetings are easy to run and we’re here to help you run them. Plus workplace meetings help us build momentum for the campaign. Our campaign relies on you getting involved. Ready to take our campaign to the next level? Sign up...

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