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Medical groups call for Indigenous inclusion in Constitution on health grounds

Medical groups call for Indigenous inclusion in Constitution on health grounds

Friday 6 March | Source: ABC News

A coalition of 117 of Australia's leading health groups, including the AMA and Cancer Council, have united to push for Indigenous recognition in the Constitution, as a way to improve health outcomes. Read more

Dan Watson walks from Perth to Sydney to fundraise for cancer

Dan Watson walks from Perth to Sydney to fundraise for cancer

Friday 6 March | Source: NEWS.com.au

Dan Watson has been trekking 5,000 kilometres across Australia for the past four months, fundraising for Cancer Council NSW and SANE. Read more

Cancer Council NSW welcomes Premiers commitment to removing chemotherapy co-payment

Cancer Council NSW welcomes Premiers commitment to removing chemotherapy co-payment

Thursday 5 March | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

NSW Premier Mike Baird has strongly indicated that his government will drop chemotherapy fees charged to cancer patients if re-elected, echoing a similar commitment proposed by Labor leader Luke Foley. Read more

Medicine cost concerns over Trans Pacific Partnership

Medicine cost concerns over Trans Pacific Partnership

Wednesday 4 March | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

There are fears over the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership, particularly increases in medicine prices and difficulties in restricting tobacco and alcohol sales, that the Australian government is expected to seal within weeks. Read more

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