#5 Federal Budget wrap
The AMA believes the Federal Government has delivered a safe and steady health budget – but some of the biggest challenges are yet to come.
The Victorian Budget delivers on mental health and addiction
The Victorian Budget delivers on significant investment in mental health and addiction, and first steps for Health IT infrastructure. Preventive health intervention not targeted.
The VIC State Budget must deliver unprecedented funding for mental health services.
AMA Victoria’s State Budget Submission to the Victorian Government calls for urgent and unprecedented investment in mental health. Major funding is now the only answer.
Archived State Budget Submissions
2017-2018 State Budget Submission. Our Recommendations: Provide funding to undertake medical workforce planning: Provide funding to ensure Victorian doctors can complete their necessary training requirements. In particular, increase the number of medical intern, residency and registrar training positions (including at rural/regional hospitals) . . .
The Andrews Government takes leadership with Ice Action Plan
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) welcomes the Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan, which includes $18 million for ice treatment and rehab programs.
Federal Government Cuts to General Practice Funding
As part of the 2014-2015 budget cuts, the Federal Government has announced the following three major changes to the way general practice will be funded in the future:
Government delivers a strong health Budget, AMA
"The Australian Medical Association Victoria is pleased with the Victorian Government’s Budget. Strong investments have been made across the health system and the medical profession looks forward to working with Premier Andrews and Minister Hennessy as these commitments come into effect," AMA Victoria President Dr Tony Bartone said this morning.
Government delivers good budget for rural health
“The 2016-17 Victorian Budget is a good budget for rural health. The Government has announced $200m for a Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which will lead to vast improvements to the state’s regional and rural health services” AMA Victoria President, Dr Tony Bartone, said this afternoon.