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Pharmacy penalty rates under discussion by federal MPs Pharmacy penalty rates were on the parliamentary agenda recently, with the contentious issue being raised during a number of post-Budget speeches. During …

Shadow Health Minister Catherine King has said that Labor will continue to fight proposed increases to PBS co-payments. Ms King opened the joint PHAA 44th Annual Conference and 20th Chronic …

A Labor Government would scrap the increased copayment for prescription medicines, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten reiterated at the Press Club yesterday. The proposed increase to copayments – by 80 cents …

A Shorten Labor Government would lead early and inclusive negotiations towards the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, the ALP has written in a letter to the Pharmacy Guild expressing support for …

Pharmacy stakeholders have welcomed Labor’s announcement that if elected, it will scrap the Turnbull Liberal Government’s cuts to the PBS. Labor says this will ensure that there will be no …

The ALP’s plan to increase the tobacco excise will help reduce the number of smokers in Australia, saving many from avoidable illness and death caused by cardiovascular disease and lung …

Opposition leader Bill Shorten used last night’s address to the Guild Annual Dinner at Parliament House to highlight Labor’s plan to increase the tobacco excise. Yesterday Mr Shorten, Shadow Treasurer …

A Labor MP has called for swifter resolution to the Community Pharmacy Agreement negotiations, stating that pharmacies and other businesses need certainty. Terri Butler, the MP for Griffith, praised one …

A Foley Labor Government would spend $3 million – over three years – to trial a program to expand 24-hour pharmacy services. The trial would help three Sydney pharmacies expand …