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Budget 2017-2018

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Portfolio Budget Statements

Complete DVA PBS

Stakeholder information

Fact sheets

Cross-portfolio measures

Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • National Cancer Screening Register – Transition Arrangements
  • Guaranteeing Medicare – Medicare Benefits Schedule – Indexation
  • Guaranteeing Medicare – Medicare Benefits Schedule – New and Amended Listings
  • Improving Access to Medicines – Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – New and Amended Listings
  • Unlegislated Budget Repair Measures – Reinvesting in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Co-Payments and Safety Net Thresholds
  • Improving access to medicines – support for community pharmacies Improving access to medicines – Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – Price amendments
  • Improving access to medicines – Cheaper Medicines

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Department of Health website under Fact Sheets.

Department of Social Services initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • Energy assistance payment
  • Working age payment reforms

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Department of Social Services website.  

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