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Pathology Australia welcomes new Minister for Health and Sport, Greg Hunt

Pathology Australia today welcomed the appointment of Greg Hunt to the position of Minister for Health and Minister for Sport. PA Chief Executive Officer, Ms Liesel Wett, said that Pathology Australia has had a productive working relationship with the Government and the Ministry and now looked forward to this continuing into the future with Minister […]

Progress on Cancer Register Bills welcomed

Pathology Australia today welcomed the work of Parliament with the tabling of the National Cancer Screening Register bills in the Senate with amendments to ensure the privacy of patients listed on the Register being actioned. The Government has introduced the amendments as part of its commitment to strengthening the register and ensuring patients’ information is […]

AMA agrees with Pathology – Action must be taken on Collection Centres

Pathology Australia CEO Liesel Wett said today she was pleased the AMA had publicly raised with all Australians the issue of the high and above market rents being paid for Pathology Collection Centres. Ms Wett said that presently consumers were unaware of rents being paid. “We support the AMA on this position – we want […]

Submission to Senate Inquiry – National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016 and National Cancer Screening Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016

Pathology Australia (PA) has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry – National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016 and National Cancer Screening Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016. As there are no publically available terms of reference for this inquiry, PA’s submission focuses on: The essential role of Pathology in the transition to a […]

Cancer Register Right for Women

The announcement by the Federal Government of a new National Cancer Screening Register has been welcomed by Pathology Australia as an important first step in Australia leading the way in the management of women’s health globally. Liesel Wett, CEO of Pathology Australia, said the Register, which is aimed at saving more lives through increased detection, […]

Patients win in Pathology announcements

Pathology Australia has today welcomed the Coalition’s election policy announcement ensuring affordable access to world-class quality pathology services for all Australians. The Coalition has this evening released a clear statement that provides the means for the pathology sector to more readily maintain the current high rate of bulk billing of pathology tests for their patients. […]

Pathology campaign points to bloody election battle

Top 10 Government marginal seat MPs could lose their seat over issue MELBOURNE: Over half a million Australians have signed the Don’t Kill Bulk Bill petition opposing the Federal Government’s bulk billing incentive funding cut to pathology. The grassroots response in just 8 weeks shows this will be a major election issue. The number of […]

New EY report: Australian private pathology saved tax payers $2.4bn in 2014-15

CANBERRA: The Australian private Pathology sector delivered cost savings to Government of $2.4bn last financial year including a $2bn efficiency dividend from productivity improvements plus $450m worth of unpaid tests according to a new report released today. Costs to Government would have been $4.9 billion without the Pathology industry delivering productivity gains and unpaid services. […]

New report: pathology testing can reduce the impact of diabetes

Pathology testing saves lives and money according to a new report released today. Half the Australian population had a pathology test in the last 12 months. According to the report a third of the rise in tests requests is from doctors as they seek to prevent or minimise the impact of disease. Click on the […]

Don’t Kill Bulk Bill

Pathology Australia, representing all private pathology providers, announced today that its consumer campaign opposing the Government’s cuts to bulk billing for pathology services kicks off today in all 5000-plus pathology collection centres.