MORE SUPPORT FOR FARMERS & SMALL BUSINESSES IN DROUGHT

A newly established Drought Finance Taskforce will leverage resources and share insights on ways in which the Government and banks could further support farmers and small businesses in Australia. “The Liberal-National Government continues to prioritise drought-affected regional and rural communities including those in Queensland as demonstrated by the expansion of the $1.8 billion Drought Assistance…

SPINAL ARTHRITIS PATIENTS IN BONNER TO BENEFIT FROM NEW MEDICINE ADDED TO PBS

The Morrison Government will make a medication for severe inflammatory spinal arthritis more affordable for Bonner patients when it is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients more than $15,000 a year. Almost 4,000 patients across Australia who are suffering from active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis will benefit when Simponi® (Golimumab) becomes available on…

COALITION TO DELIVER SHORTER WAIT TIMES AND LOWER EXPENSES FOR MRI PATIENTS

The Coalition has announced a total of 30 additional sites across Australia to receive Medicare subsidised MRIs. This week the Government announced ten locations to receive Medicare subsidised MRIs from 1st November 2018, subject to the sites meeting the required approvals and administrative requirements. A competitive public application process has been opened to determine the…

MORE CHOICE FOR PARENTS IN BONNER

Ross Vasta the Member for Bonner said the Federal Government had guaranteed choice in education for local parents through its agreement with the Catholic and Independent school sectors. Mr Vasta said there were 45 Catholic and Independent schools located within Bonner and this funding agreement has guaranteed that parents will continue to have a choice…