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Milestone day for 9 million Australian radiology patients

01 July 2020

The wait is finally over for the more than 9 million Australians who rely on radiology services each year, with the 21-year freeze on Medicare rebates to be lifted for around 9 in 10 x-rays and scans from today.

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2020-21 Federal Budget Submission

31 January 2020

A submission titled "Structural Reforms to Support Access to X-rays and Scans in Australia"

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New ADIA President reaffirms commitment to affordable, accessible radiology

19 November 2019

The new head of Australia’s most influential radiology advocacy group has signalled a continued focus on quality services, patient affordability and accessibility.

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Labor's Budget reply: welcome news for cancer patients

04 April 2019

ADIA has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s commitment that a Labor Government will spend $600 million over four years to reduce out-of-pocket radiology costs for cancer patients.

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Budget confirms good news for patients

02 April 2019

Tonight’s Federal Budget has confirmed the end of the Medicare freeze on most x-rays and scans, benefiting the nine million Australians who access these vital services every year.

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Radiologists commend Minister Hunt for Medicare overhaul

17 March 2019

Australian radiologists have commended Health Minister Greg Hunt following his announcement that the Federal Government is ending the freeze on Medicare rebates for most x-rays and scans.

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2019-20 Federal Budget Submission

31 January 2019

A submission titled "Safeguarding Primary Care by Making Quality Radiology More Affordable".

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MRI "arms race" masking the real issue facing patients

23 September 2018

Today's commitment by the Coalition Government to 30 new MRI licenses - which ups the Opposition's promise of 20 - is masking the real issue facing millions of Australian patients.

Expectant Mums and Babies at Heart of New Medicare Campaign

13 July 2018

Expectant mums and babies are the focus of a powerful new national TV campaign being aired in response to the Turnbull Government’s failure to deliver on a major pre-election Medicare promise.

Four Corners reaction: breast cancer patients big losers in gap debate

29 May 2018

Last night’s Four Corners program (Mind the Gap) has thrown more light on one of the most pressing issues facing Australian breast cancer patients – spiralling out-of-pocket costs.

Labor's Budget Reply: Some Steps in the Right Direction for Patients

10 May 2018

The Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's commitment that a Labor Government would improve access to some vital radiology services.

Budget: Government is "miles short" on Medicare

08 May 2018

The Turnbull Government’s promise that it would “guarantee Medicare” is now looking hollow following a Federal Budget that leaves nine million patients worse off.

Medicare - Budget Verdict

07 May 2018

Nine million Australian patients will be worse off following tonight’s Federal budget.

Turnbull’s Medicare Failure Leave Tasmanians in Pain

01 May 2018

The Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association (ADIA) has applauded independent MP Andrew Wilkie for highlighting the cruel realities caused by the underfunding of Medicare and radiology services.

Radiologists commend Greens on Medicare

05 March 2018

The Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association (ADIA) has today commended the Australian Greens for the party’s commitment to Medicare and to radiology patients.

Radiology campaign targets George Christensen

26 February 2018

Television commercials targeting George Christensen’s marginal electorate of Dawson will start airing next week, demanding that the Coalition make good on its promise to radiology patients.

Radiology campaign targets Capricornia MP Michelle Landry

26 February 2018

Television commercials targeting Michelle Landry’s electorate of Capricornia – the most marginal National Party seat in the country – will start airing next week, demanding that the Coalition make good on its promise to radiology patients.

ASA Welcomes New Campaign to Fix Broken Medicare for Patients

08 February 2018

The Australasian Sonographers Association has today welcomed the campaign by the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association (ADIA) to urgently restore Government investment in patient rebates for essential radiology services.

RANZCR Welcomes Campaign to End Broken and Unfair Medicare Rebate System

07 February 2018

Patients with cancer and other debilitating conditions are still being forced to delay potentially life-saving treatment because of the failure of successive Federal governments to fix the current broken Medicare rebate system.

2018-19 Federal Budget Submission

31 January 2018

A submission titled "Fixing the Barriers to Affordable Healthcare in Australia".

Bennelong By-Election: No More Broken Promises!

08 December 2017

Australian radiologists are using the Bennelong by-election to demand that the major parties make good on their promises to fix Medicare.

Bennelong By-Election: Medicare "Wait Times"? Patients Have Been Waiting 19 Years!

28 November 2017

Australian radiologists have hit out at the major parties contesting the Bennelong by-election for failing to address the real Medicare issues affecting healthcare in the electorate.

Politicians Reminded of Radiology Crisis on International Day of Radiology

08 November 2017

Hundreds of politicians across the country will receive balloons and a card today on behalf of radiologists and their patients, to remind them that this International Day of Radiology, Australians have precious little to celebrate.

Sickest Patients To Be Hit By More Medicare Cuts

01 November 2017

Some of the sickest patients in Australia's health system - including those suffering from cancer, heart disease or stroke - are about to be hit with another cut to their Medicare rebates.

Senate Inquiry: Radiologists Call For End To Systematic Medicare Underfunding

27 October 2017

Australian radiologists have called for an end to the “systemic underfunding” that is crippling patient access to affordable radiology services under Medicare.