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Inside track: Healthcare

15 June 2021

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

AMA launches report: A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
The AMA has called for a tax on sugary drinks as a key plank of its plan to tackle chronic disease and make Australia the healthiest country in the world. The tax proposed in the AMA’s report, would raise the retail price of the average supermarket sugary drink by 20 per cent (10 June 2021). View the AMA’s report here.

Vaccinate against flu to protect your child
Influenza in kids can be serious. This year getting vaccinated against flu is more important than ever. It is the best way to protect your child and others from flu. The influenza vaccine is available free for children aged 6 months to under 5 years under the National Immunisation Program (10 June 2021).  More...

Button batteries: Tiny batteries. Big danger
Button batteries are lurking everywhere in your home. Knowing the big danger this little battery poses means you can take steps to keep your children safe (09 June 2021).  More...

Health justice partnership as a response to domestic and family violence
Health Justice Australia’s latest report examines how placing a lawyer into a healthcare team can help services respond better to the complex problems arising from domestic and family violence (09 June 2021).  More...

MBS changes could leave patients with higher gap fees
The federal government has announced more than 850 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule will take effect from July 1. This has prompted concerns the changes could lead to greater out of pocket costs for consumer (09 June 2021).  More...

Queensland

Doctors label assisted-dying system ‘pedantic’ and ‘clunky’
As Queensland MPs prepare to debate assisted-dying legislation, doctors in Victoria – where euthanasia has been legal since 2019 – say the process there is overly bureaucratic (07 June 2021).  More...

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