Federal Budget

Research spending includes dementia

The Federal Budget has allocated funding to dementia research.

New medical research fund

The Medical Research Future Fund will be funded by $7 GP patient contributions.

Medicare threshold changes

New thresholds for the Medicare Safety Net will apply to all patients.

Increased PBS co-payments

The Government will increase co-payments on PBS prescriptions.

Tax receipts for individuals

The Government will issue receipts to approximately 10 million individuals.

Public broadcasters under fire

Cost savings from funding of public broadcasters have already been counted.

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