Terms of reference

The purpose of these Hearings is to determine the impact of the Liberal Government’s cuts to Medicare and the rising out of pocket healthcare costs on central Victorians.


a. The impact of the rising costs on the ability to access health care.
b. The impact of rising costs on overall health outcomes.
c. The impact of more expensive medicines.
d. The impact of more expensive GP visits.
e. The impact of a co-payment for key health tests such as pap smears, blood tests and x-rays.
f. The impact of co-payments on the administration of health care practices.
g. The impact of more expensive health care on the priorities and direction of organisations.
h. Any other related matter.