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Davis gets hospital anti-privatisation petition. A group wanting to return Mildura's Hospital to public ownership says a meeting with Victoria's Health Minister is the first step in a long fight.

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Dr. Con Costa of the Doctors Reform Society shares a timely warning that socialised medicine in Australia is under a major threat. #savemedicare #copaynoway #qanda

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Doctors warn against US-style system as changes to health insurance signalled

Australian doctors warn against US-style health system as private insurers look set to increase their presence in primary care.

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Qld nurses protest privatisation plans. About 300 nurses and midwives, armed with high-pitched whistles and catchy slogans, descended on state parliament on Thursday to protest against plans to privatise Queensland's new hospitals.

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Govt eyes massive Medicare, health privatisation

Govt eyes massive Medicare, health privatisation

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Australia's political donations: who gives and gets the most?

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Allegations of fraud, corruption and harassment at a privately run public hospital in Western Australia were aired at a parliamentary inquiry last month and raise questions of how effectively a profit-driven private company can operate a public hospital.

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A parliamentary committee has raised concerns about allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against the hospital's private operator, Health Solutions WA. Health Solutions was forced to repay $1.8 million to the Health Department amid allegations doctors were being paid cash bonuses for admitting patients. The parliamentary committee recommended an independent examination of the matter.

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7News - Claims of corruption at health campus. WA Premier Barnett has all but ruled out that a public inquiry into the running of the privatised Peel Health Campus is needed.

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