Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill


I will broadly support the Bill while taking on board all of the reservations raised by Senator Barrett. The only hopeful way to consider this legislation is to view it strictly as an interim measure until the big bang of major reform into a universal, single-tier insurance-based health care system occurs. I hope it occurs … Read more

Health services for cystic fibrosis patients

I ask the Leader to ask the Minister for Health to clarify the situation regarding the brand new cystic fibrosis unit in St Vincent’s University Hospital, the first designated cystic fibrosis unit for a nation with the world’s highest incidence of this lethal genetic disorder. Over several years, when plans were being made to build … Read more