Bulk billing blow as GP co-payment under consideration BULK-billed "free" visits to the GP could be replaced with a $5 co-payment under proposals being considered by Tony Abbott's Budget razor gang. The end of free visits to the GP is designed to send a "price signal" to patients to avoid unnecessary visits to the doctor … Continue reading Bulk Billing Under Threat?
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Hydro saved Tasmania from shocking electricity price hikes, says energy regulator HYDRO saved Tasmania from shocking electricity price hikes in 2012-13, a report by the Australian Energy Regulator says. The State of the Energy Market report found average Tasmanian electricity bills rose by 3 per cent because of the carbon tax, compared with a 12 … Continue reading Hydro saved Tasmania Really?
Royal Hobart Hospital on the mend with cut to surgery wait lists ELECTIVE surgery waiting lists at the Royal Hobart Hospital have been dramatically reduced since the start of the year, new figures reveal. The latest Health and Human Services Department statistics show the number of patients waiting for elective surgery at the state's major … Continue reading Royal Hobart Hospital Waiting Lists Figures Fudged?
Back-off on NBN pledge as Turnbull takes swipe at rollout contractor HOPES Tasmania would have the nation's best broadband network appear dashed. Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has retreated from promises to deliver the NBN directly to the majority of Tasmanian homes and businesses. Mr Turnbull promised in the federal election campaign to honour contracts for Labor's … Continue reading Turnbull Breaks Election Promises on NBN