Steve Hambleton

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Name: Steve Hambleton
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Doctors’ contract crisis all but over

SIGNED UP: The doctors crisis in Cairns is almost over. Source: ThinkStockALL but six doctors at Cairns Hospital have signed up to the State Government’s revised public hospital contracts.At the close of business yesterday, 187 of the region’s 193 senior ... [Published Cairns Post - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Australia's detention regime sets out to make asylum seekers suffer, says chief immigration psychiatrist

Australia’s asylum detention regime is akin to torture, says immigration’s mental health chief.The chief psychiatrist responsible for the care of asylum seekers in detention for the past three years has accused the immigration department of deliberately ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

How a brain surgeon’s mind works

A man on a mission ... neurosurgeon Dr Brian Owler. Picture: David Moir Source: News Corp AustraliaPROFESSOR Brian Owler is drilling into the skull of mother of three Silvanna Mazzacuva as he prepares to remove a 4cm brain tumour lodged deep in her ... [Published Northern Territory News - Aug 02 2014]
First reported May 25 2014 - Updated May 25 2014 - 1 reports

Labor to back deficit levy in Senate

Penny Wong: 'I'm not going to respond to Christopher Pyne's latest thought bubble.' Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAP The Abbott government’s temporary tax on high-income earners will go ahead after Labor confirmed it would support the deficit levy ahead of ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 25 2014]
First reported May 19 2014 - Updated May 19 2014 - 1 reports

Australia: Vaccinations will cost $7, no exceptions

Thanks (I think) to Kelly Hills for tweeting the link to this infuriating report in The Daily Telegraph: Vaccinations will cost $7, no exceptions. Excerpt:PARENTS wanting to vaccinate their children will be forced to pay the $7 GP co-payment fee with ... [Published H5N1 - May 19 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

Bulk-billing poorer patients will cost us $11 a time, doctors warn

AMA president Steve Hambleton: Medicare changes 'impact on people who have very low incomes.' Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Doctors will be financially penalised $11 for bulk-billing concession card holders and children under the government's proposed changes ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 15 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 02 2014 - 1 reports

Families face tougher benefits test but budget to spare sole parents

The treasurer, Joe Hockey, visits the media lockup for the Commission of Audit report at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The government will ­apply tougher tests to family tax benefits but will not follow the Commission ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 02 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Super Clinic delays blamed on defects

The Townsville GP Super Clinic in Hermit Park. Source: News LimitedTOWNSVILLE’S long-delayed GP Super Clinic is ­unlikely to open before June, with the latest hold-up causing Herbert MP Ewen Jones to ­demand the operators hurry up and open or “hand the ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

Kids should not be given energy drinks

A petition calling for a boycott on the offer of caffeinated beverages to children has been sponsored by Australia's biggest ladies' association and specialists.The Country Women's Association NSW and the Australian Medical Association have advocated ... [Published Topnews.in - Mar 27 2014]

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AMA president, Steve Hambleton, said: "the government is replacing a very straight, a very simple, very clear system with a very complex, very obtuse co-payment system which requires new software" he said

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Doctors’ contract crisis all but over [Published Cairns Post - Aug 07 2014]
Australia's detention regime sets out to make a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 04 2014]
How a brain surgeon’s mind works [Published Northern Territory News - Aug 02 2014]
Labor to back deficit levy in Senate [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 25 2014]
Australia: Vaccinations will cost $7, no except... [Published H5N1 - May 19 2014]
Bulk-billing poorer patients will cost us $11 a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 15 2014]
Families face tougher benefits test but budget ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 02 2014]
Super Clinic delays blamed on defects [Published Townsville Bulletin - Apr 20 2014]
Kids should not be given energy drinks [Published Topnews.in - Mar 27 2014]
Call to ban sale of energy drinks to kids [Published Townsville Bulletin - Mar 27 2014]
Emergency patients left waiting: report [Published Townsville Bulletin - Feb 14 2014]
Qld chemists, GPs in vaccination war [Published Townsville Bulletin - Jan 15 2014]
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