Please find attached the latest communique from the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs (MACOPC). ASOS is not represented on the committee. There are no specifics of any particular proposal contained in the communique. Update - Out of Pocket Expenses ASOS will continue to keep you informed.
1. The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) maintains that by any measure, Australia enjoys high standards of orthopaedic medical treatment and hospital care due to high standards of training in orthopaedic surgery and related specialties, innovation in medical technology, and an established public and private hospital system. Most importantly, Australians have a choice [...]
By Nicki Bourlioufas Orthopaedic surgeons are protesting against the Federal Government’s plan to cap annual work-related education expense tax deductions at $2,000 from 1 July 2015 for non-employed independent professionals. While the Federal Government recently delayed the introduction of the self-education tax deduction cap from July 2014 until July 2015, [...]
Submitted by Dr Gary Speck Chairman Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Elton Humphery Committee Secretary Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 10 June 2009 Dear Mr Humphery Re: Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 Submission 1. The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons [...]