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    Healthcare is a human right, and should be afforded to all, not just those who have the ability to pay.  All Western Australians have the right to access the health services they need to live a full and happy life and to participate actively in their communities.  Low-income families often suffer geographical disadvantage as a result of financial disadvantage, meaning that they are not well connected to the services they need to ensure a basic quality of life.  Because of this, many families may be forced to make poor health choices, or opt out of accessing the services they need because of their limited means. 

    Health Publications:

    1. 20140630 - Background Paper, The Future of Medicare Locals
      file (414.08 KB)
    2. 20131223 - Medicare Locals Review
      file (334.69 KB)
    3. WACOSS Submission Mental Health Bill 2011
      file (1.06 MB)
    4. Health - WACOSS 2011-12 Issues Paper, Nov 2010
      file (384.24 KB)
    5. Joint COSS response to the Australian Government’s paper Medicare Locals: Discussion Paper on Governance and Functions, Nov 2010
      file (560.05 KB)
    6. State Budget 2008/09 Information Sheet: Health, May 2008
      file (22.69 KB)
    7. State Budget 2007/08 Information Sheet: Health, May 2007
      file (30.34 KB)
    8. State Budget 2006/07 Information Sheet: Health, May 2006
      file (36.75 KB)
    9. State Budget 2005/06 Information Sheet: Health, May 2005
      file (37.43 KB)


    Health Consumers' Council WA Inc (HCC)

    Women's Health Service

    WA Association of Mental Health (WAAMH)