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National cabinet recap: 50-50 health funding extended but no consensus on new gas reserve

Australian Medical Association president says three months extra Covid support ‘will not fix a decade of hospital underfunding’

National cabinet has agreed to extend a 50-50 split of health funding but no outcome was reached on calls for an east coast gas reservation policy, in the midst of an energy crisis that has set power prices soaring.

The health announcement fell short of calls from the Australian Medical Association for the federal government to extend the support until 2025 and commit to a long-term 50-50 split on general hospital funding.

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