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GP funding welcome but where’s allied health care?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Rural communities will gain better access to GP services through initiatives announced in yesterday’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report, but Australia’s peak rural health organisation asks: “Where are the important allied healthcare services to support this?”

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Monday, 10 December 2018
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Full Alliance analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
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