General Practitioners   of Australia

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The History of General Practice in Australia from 2000 Onwards

The 2000s

Prime Minister Minister of Health Political party
11/3/96 to 3/12/07 John Howard, MP Dr Michael Wooldridge, MP (11/3/96 to 26/11/01)
Senator Kay Patterson (26/11/01 to 7/10/03)
Tony Abbott, MP (7/10/03 to 3/12/07)
Liberal–National Coalition

2001 -26th November, Kay Patterson (Liberal) became Minister for Health and Aging. Her term ended on 7th October, 2003
2002 - The Medical Journal of Australia became available online
2003 - 7th October, Tony Abbott (Liberal) became Minister for Health and Aging. His term ended on 3rd December, 2007
2007 - 3rd December, Nicola Roxon (Labor) became Minister for Health and Aging. Her term ended on 11th December, 2011
2009 - 9th June, Warren Snowden (Labor) became Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery. This was later changed to minister for Indigenous health His term ended on 18th September 2013.


Medicare Rebates Short Standard Long Prolonged
2000 $12.85 $27.00 $48.75 $71.85
2001 $13.10 $28.75 $54.60 $80.40
2002 $13.45 $29.45 $55.95 $82.40
2003 $13.80 $30.20 $57.35 $84.45
2004 $14.10 $30.85 $58.55 $86.20
2005 $14.40 $31.45 $59.70 $87.90
2006 $14.70 $32.10 $60.95 $89.75
2007 $15.00 $32.80 $62.30 $91.70
2008 $15.35 $33.55 $63.75 $93.80
2009 $15.70 $34.30 $65.20 $95.95

The 2010s

Prime Minister Minister of Health Political party
3/12/07 to 24/6/10 Kevin Rudd MP Nicola Roxon MP (3/12/07 to 24/6/10)
Warren Snowdon MP,
  Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Service Delivery
   (9/6/09 to 24/6/10)
Labor
24/6/10 to 26/6/13 Julia Gillard MP Nicola Roxon MP (24/6/10 to 14/9/10)
Tanya Plibersek MP (14/12/11 to 1/7/13)
Warren Snowdon MP (Minister for Indigenous Health)
Mark Butler MP (Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, 14/9/10 to 26/6/13)
Labor
26/6/13 to 7/9/13 Kevin Rudd MP Tanya Plibersek MP (14/12/11 to 1/7/13)
Minister for Health and Medical Research (1/7/13 to 18/9/13)
Labor
7/9/13 to 14/9/15 Tony Abbott MP Peter Dutton MP (18/9/13 to 23/12/14)
Sussan Ley MP (23/12/14 to 13/1/17)
Liberal–National
14/9/15 to 24//8/18 Malcolm Turnbull MP Sussan Ley MP (23/12/14 to 13/1/17)
Greg Hunt MP (24/1/17 to 24//8/18)
Senator Bridget McKenzie (Minister for Rural Health, 14/9/15 to 24//8/18)
Ken Wyatt AM, MP (Minister for Indiginous Health, 14/9/15 to 24//8/18)
Liberal–National
24/8/18+ Scott Morrison MP Greg Hunt MP
Ken Wyatt MP (Minister for Indigenous Health)
Liberal–National

2011 - 11th December, Tanya Plibersek (Labor) became Minister for Health and Aging. Her term ended on 18th September, 2013
2013 - On 18th September Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash became Minister for Rural Health
2013 - 18th September, Peter Dutton (Liberal National) became Minister for Health. His term ended on 23rd
December, 2014.
2014 - 23rd December, Susan Ley (Liberal) became Minister for Health and later the Minister for Health and Aging. She remains incumbent. ?? - As Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek approved listing the abortion drug RU-486 on the PBS.


2015 - Medicare rebates: Short - , Standard - , Long - , Prolonged -
Medicare Rebates Short Standard Long Prolonged
2010 $16.00 $34.90 $67.65 $99.55
2011 $16.30 $35.60 $69.00 $101.55
2012 $16.60 $36.30 $70.30 $103.50
2013 $16.60 $36.30 $70.30 $103.50
2014 $16.95 $37.05 $71.70 $105.55
2015 $16.95 $37.05 $71.70 $105.55
2016
2017
2018
2019


 
 
Background
Colonial Times
Early Federation
1950 to 1999
2000 Onwards
References