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Petitions on issues in the Health and Ageing policy area

Topics: Aged care | Hospitals and medical facilities | Medical treatments | Medicare and PBS | Other

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Subject Presentation details* No. of
signatures
Further action
Aged care   
Increased funding for aged care services (PDF 85KB) 21 February 2011 162 Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 11 May 2011, presented 30 May 2011 (PDF 124KB)
Proposed extension of asset testing of the family home for aged care services (PDF 60KB) 22 August 2011 245 Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 5 October 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 185KB)
A request for adequate nursing care and nursing home bed funding. (PDF 20KB) Ms. Y D'Ath, 26 May 2011
1,141
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 7 July 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 204KB)
Requesting an independent study of the cost of aged care including subsidies for nursing home care (PDF 77KB)

10 September 2012

17 September 2012

4,151

903

Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 11 October 2012, presented 26 November 2012 (PDF 151KB)
Hospitals and medical facilities

Mobile blood donation service in the Western Riverina (PDF 63KB)

22 November 2010

1,095

Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 21 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 120KB)

Ambulance services and emergency facilities in north-western NSW
(PDF 74KB)

22 November 2010

144
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated
2 February 2011, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 135KB)
Establishment of a GP Super Clinic in Caboolture, Qld (PDF 57KB) 21 February 2011
2,044
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 2 May 2011, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 111KB)
Mobile breast screen services in NSW
(PDF 43KB)
Mrs. L Markus, 28 February 2011
2,274
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 18 May 2011, presented 30 May 2011(PDF 116KB)
The right to choose and have direct access to family GP's (PDF 8KB) 23 May 2011
10,908
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 15 July 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 172KB)
A section 90 approval to Airport Guardian Pharmacy Sydney Domestic Terminal 2 (PDF 63KB) 30 May 2011
560
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 22 June 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 120KB)

Additional pharmaceutical licence to dispense medicine in Glen Gala, Sunshine West, Ardeer, Derrimut and The Avenue Estate communities, Victoria (PDF 39KB)

4 July 2011
287
 
Aged care facilities and hospital facilities in Broken Hill, NSW (PDF 89KB) 22 August 2011
9,182
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 10 November 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 239KB)
Requesting additional federal funding for La Trobe Regional Hospital (PDF 61KB) Mr. D. Chester MP, 23 May 2012 2,175 Response from Minister for Health, dated 26 June 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 101KB)
GP shortage in Proserpine and Whitsundays (PDF 83KB) Mr. G. Christenson MP, 21 June 2012 1,100 Response from Minister for Health, dated 14 July 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 162KB)
Medical treatments
Funding for treatment of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PDF 55KB)

22 November 2010

The Hon. Mr. J Murphy MP, 24 November 2010

The Hon. Mr. B Shorten MP, 1 March 2011

1,718

4,813

1,701

Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated
28 October 2010, presented 22 November 2010 (PDF 106KB)

Response to same petition presented in 42nd Parliament
Funding for a head lice treatment program (PDF 99KB)

22 November 2010

265
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated
2 February 2011, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 188KB)
Treatment of Pompe's disease
(PDF 104KB)

The Hon. Mr. A Somlyay MP, 25 November 2010

5,462
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated
10 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 137KB)
Improved access to services for the diagnoses, treatment and management of lymphoedema (PDF 80KB) 22 August 2011
1
 
Requesting immediate implementation of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (PDF 78KB) 19 September 2011
5,081
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 19 December 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 155KB)
Request for 12 Medicare funded allied health visits per annum for diabetes related lower limb problems (PDF 53KB) Mrs. J. Moylan MP, 1 March 2012
5,294
 
Requesting the drug ‘Ipilimumab’, to treat metastatic melanoma, is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme list. 27 May 2013 160 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 14 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 477KB)
Medicare and PBS
Medicare rebate for joint injections (PDF 52KB) 15 November 2010
45
 

Medicare rebate for bone densitometry testing for women at menopause (PDF 101KB)

22 November 2010
21 February 2011

8,528
32

Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated
4 February 2011, presented 28 February 2011 (PDF 234KB)

Medicare rebate for bone densitometry testing for women at menopause (PDF 68KB) 31 October 2011
6,612
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 19 December 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 144KB)
Requesting amendment to the National Health Act 1953 to prohibit exclusive supply of PBS medicines to community pharmacies (PDF 56KB)

Mr. D. Chester MP, 2 November 2011

Mr. D. Chester MP, 23 May 2012

32,225

13,672

Response from Minister for Health, dated 7 February 2012, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 200KB)
Medicare bulk billing for mental health social workers (PDF 60KB)

22 November 2010

 

2,268
 
Section 90 approval for Brighton Beach Pharmacy, Merriwa, WA (PDF 54KB)

22 November 2010

907
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated
20 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 122KB)
       
Requesting a Medicare centre in Narellan, NSW (PDF 40KB) Mr. R. Matheson MP, 3 November 2011
1,657
Response from Minister for Human Services, dated 3 January 2012, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 130KB)
Restoration of the extended Medicare Safety-Net for obstetrics (PDF 86KB) 19 March 2012
275
Response from Minister for Health, dated 28 May 2012, presented 25 June 2012 (PDF 191KB)
Requesting 12 Medicare funded allied health visits per annum for diabetes related lower limb problems (PDF 53KB) Mrs J. Moylan MP, 1 March 2012 5,294 Response from Minister for Health, dated 26 April 2012, presented 21 May 2012 (PDF 198KB)
Requesting nurse practitioners have access to the same Medicare Benefits Schedule item numbers, and the same rebates, as medical practitioners. (PDF 557KB) 27 May 2013 21 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 20 June 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 833KB)
Other
Health effects of low-energy light globes (PDF 62KB)

22 November 2010

595
Response from Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, dated 24 January 2011, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 429KB)
Provision of counselling for women with unplanned pregnancies (PDF 90KB) 21 February 2011
15
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 2 May 2011, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 150KB)
Prevention of voluntary euthanasia legislation (PDF 90KB) 21 February 2011
36
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 21 June 2011, presented 4 July 2011 (PDF 115KB)

Review of the medical registration of
Dr Rajendra Moodley (PDF 96KB)

21 February 2011

2,496

Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 27 June 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 207KB)

Request that the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority location rules are applied to all pharmaceutical benefits supply (Glen Gala) (PDF 47KB) 4 July 2011
3,528
 
Opposing plans for plain packaging of cigarettes (PDF 48KB) 4 July 2011
22 August 2011
35,001
1,502
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 15 September 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 199KB)
Requesting funding for a headspace centre in Knox (PDF 53KB)

Mr. A. Tudge MP, 23 August 2011

25 June 2012

10,284

200

Response from Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, dated 22 November 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 195KB)
Opposition to any reduction in funding for medical research (PDF 73KB) Mr. A. Bandt MP, 6 July 2011
13,828
 
Requesting the retention of Dr Ahrens, an overseas trained orthopaedic surgeon, in the rural community of Bega (PDF 84KB) 22 August 2011
13 February 2012
36
3,553
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 5 October 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 239KB)
Requesting that Wonthaggi be included in the new round of Headspace centres to be placed in rural areas (PDF 78KB) 13 February 2012
9,461
Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 13 March 2012, presented 19 March 2012(PDF 140KB)

Request the full implementation of the World Health Organisations International Code of Marketing Breast Milk Substitutes (PDF 66KB)

Ms. A. E. Burke MP, 15 March 2012
302

Response from Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 28 May 2012, presented 25 June 2012 (PDF 211KB)

Opposition to means testing of the private health insurance rebate (PDF 39KB) Dr. A. J. Southcott MP, 29 February 2012 2,268 Response from Minister for Health, dated 2 May 2012, presented 21 May 2012 (PDF 115KB)
Request for approval of a pharmacy premises in Hackett, ACT under subsection 90A(2) of the National Health Act 1953 (PDF 65KB) 19 March 2012
1,325
Response from Minister for Health, dated 8 May 2012, presented 21 May 2012 (PDF 120KB)
Opposition to euthanasia and late term abortion practices being made legal in Australia (PDF 88KB) 21 May 2012 41  
Requesting a hydrotherapy facility in the Tomaree Peninsula, NSW (PDF 36KB) 28 May 2012 863 Response from Minister for Health, dated 14 July 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 197KB)
Full health insurance coverage with no co-payment charges or 'gap' payments (PDF 93KB) 20 August 2012 1 Response from Minister for Health, dated 18 September 2012, presented 29 October 2012 (PDF 234KB)
Request to expediate approval of CyberKnife and similar technologies for Medicare rebates (PDF 46KB) Mr A. Tudge MP, 20 September 2012 5,185 Response from Minister for Health, dated 26 October 2012, presented 26 November 2012 (PDF 58KB)
Requesting funds for clinical research into Parkinsons disease (PDF 83KB) 26 November 2012 405 Response from Minister for Health, dated 15 December 2012, presented 11 February 2013 (PDF 559KB)
Regarding pension eligibility for extended abscence from Australia, cost of living issues and medical waiting lists (PDF 84KB) Ms M. Vamvakinou MP, 29 November 2012 1,429 Response from Minister for Health, dated 11 February 2013, presented 18 March 2013 (PDF 1635KB)

Requesting approval of proposed pharmacy at Shortland Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW (PDF 741KB)

 

11 February 2013 3,725 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 7 March 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF 1.5MB)
Requesting review of methods of surgical treatment for prostate cancer (PDF 316KB) 11 February 1 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 5 March 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF 588KB)
Requesting investment in funding for research and support services for Myalagic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivivities (PDF 878KB) 18 March 2013 16 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 28 April 2013, presented 3 June 2013 (PDF 1.2MB)
Requesting quarterly indexation of and increases to the age pension and addressing health and age-care issues for pensioners (PDF 487KB) 18 March 2013 48

Response from the Minister for Health, dated 29 April 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF 1.5MB)

Response from the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, dated 15 April 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF 1.2MB)

Requesting the implementation of measures to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and manage type 1 and 2 diabetes (PDF 684KB)

27 May 2013

3 June 2013

1,453

42

Response from the Minister for Health, dated 8 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 1.6MB)
Requesting changes to pharmaceutical dispensing practices (PDF 580KB) 27 May 2013 1 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 18 June 2013, presented 24 June 2013 (PDF 801KB)
Calling for legislation to improve consumer safety by requiring warnings and results of all clinical trials to be included in pharmaceutical labelling and information (PDF 727KB) 3 June 2013 690 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 8 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 1.2MB)
A request for funding for a Headspace Centre in Griffith, NSW (PDF 594KB) 3 June 2013 2359 Response from the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, dated 19 June 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 1.5MB)
Requesting pension eligibility forextended absence from Australia, cost of living issues and medical waiting lists (PDF 991KB) Ms M. Vamvakinou MP, 5 June 2013 212  
Requesting a review of, and increase in, mental health Services in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia (PDF 329KB) Mr P.Dutton MP, 10 June 2013 5793 Response from the Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 30 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 2MB)
Requesting the Minister for Health to exercise ministerial discretion to approve an additional pharmacy in Leeton, NSW (PDF 344KB) Mr M. McCormack, 20 June 2013 4858 Response from the Minister for Health, dated 15 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 1.4MB)
Request Medicare rebates for medically necessary surrogacy (PDF 169KB) 24 June 2013 1,202  
Request an increased number of aged care packages to the Tweed Heads/Banora area (PDF 125KB) 24 June 2013 54 Response from the Minister for Health and Ageing, dated 24 July 2013, presented 12 December 2013 (PDF 1.2MB)

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* Presented in the House of Representatives by the Chair of the Petitions Committee, unless otherwise indicated

See also petitions presented during the 42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)

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