Senate Estimates revealed 75 dental graduates will miss out on vital practical training opportunities because of the Abbott Government's heartless decision to rip $40 million from the Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program (VDGYP). Read More.
Tasmanian nursing and allied health students will suffer because of the axing of $9.9 million in funding for scholarships. Read More.
LAURA JAYES: Welcome back to Lunchtime Agenda. Canberra can often be described as a bubble and perhaps that was on display last night when Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson, Malcolm Turnbull and Clive Palmer were all spotted out to dinner
together. Read More.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (20:28): It is very important that I am able to speak on the Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 tonight, because if we do not plan for our future health work force on a national scale we will not have the right
number and type of health professionals to meet the health care needs of Australia in the future.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (18:16): I rise to speak on the appropriation bills and to make some commentary on the budget that was handed down by the Treasurer a couple of weeks ago. This budget really is disastrous for our nation and for every Australian. It is a budget that has been built on a web of broken promises and twisted priorities and it is a budget that has the wrong priorities, priorities that are focused on making cuts to low- and middle-income earners
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (12:33): I rise today to raise an issue of great concern in my local community and, indeed, of great concern right around the country. This is this government's appalling proposal to bring in co-payments for Medicare. This effectively dismantles our universal healthcare system that has served our country so well.