A $7 GP fee would make the health system less sustainable by preventing patients from seeking treatment for chronic illnesses, requiring more expensive hospital care down the track, a Senate committee has found.
A proposal by doctors to exempt pensioners from a $7 GP fee has been rejected by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has also signalled that children should pay.
Three children have tested positive for measles at an Essendon school and a further two children have suspected cases of the highly infectious disease.
Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.
Sometimes it feels like hundreds of tiny cracks are spreading across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to make them crumble. How do we hold it all together?
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Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke says he fears for his safety after a GP sent him an email urging him to shoot himself.