Labor values the important role that after hours home visits play in our health care system. Home visits improve access to primary care outside 9-to-5, and can help to prevent unnecessary and expensive hospital visits.
As you may be aware, the Government’s Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce is reviewing after hours home visits in response to concerns about the quality and cost of some home visit services.Read more
Labor understands that many Australians use natural therapies and products. However, in a difficult budget environment we also believe that public subsidies need to be based on the best available evidence.
A review released by the current Government found no evidence that homeopathy and a number of other natural therapies are clinically effective.Read more
The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is again open for applications and closes 27 October 2017 at 5pm AEST.
The fund has awarded cash grants to more than 40 not-for-profit organisations in South Queensland from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Ipswich and across the South West since its inception in 2011. This included a special round this year to assist communities recover from Cyclone Debbie.Read more
Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 Queensland Young Achiever Awards!
The purpose of the Queensland Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December 2017.
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!Read more
I am extremely concerned to learn that some organisations and individuals are distributing misinformation about the marriage equality postal survey in mailboxes across Brisbane’s Southside. We live in an inclusive and harmonious community, and these flyers peddling propaganda seek to undermine it.Read more
Universities in Queensland will have their funding cut, in total, by more than $400 million. Griffith University in my electorate will have its funding cut by more than $85 million; the University of Queensland, just across the river, will have its funding cut by more than $96 million; and the Queensland University of Technology will have its funding cut by more than $89 million.Read more