Tasmanian Health Funding

I am very disappointed to hear that the $325m four-year funding boost for the Tasmanian health system will not be extended after it expires next year. In response to my question in Parliament today, the Prime Minister refused to commit to any additional funding for...

Health

Health The challenges facing the public health system in Tasmania are difficult and many. We are the sickest state with the most work to do to lift the health system up to national and international standards. We have deep social and economic impediments to wellness,...

A statement on the dispute between Medibank and Calvary

24 August 2015 The Federal Government must intervene immediately in the ongoing dispute between Medibank and Calvary. The dispute has gone on for too long and many members of the community are feeling very anxious right now. If no agreement is reached between the two...

A FAIRYTALE ESCAPE FROM A PARENT’S WORST NIGHTMARE

11 May 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join Fairy Sparkle to call for a garden for sick children to be incorporated into the multi-million refurbishment of the Royal Hobart Hospital. Mr Wilkie and Fairy Sparkle are due to meet the Health...

ALLIED HEALTH CUTS ARE BAD MEDICINE 

20 April 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, has met today with the Federal Health Minister, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, in Canberra to warn of the impact of Federal Government cuts to allied health funding, especially on the health of Tasmanians. Mr...