PSA Welcomes New Minister for Health

12 December 2011

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the appointment of Ms Tanya Plibersek as the new Minister for Health.

National President of the PSA, Grant Kardachi, said the appointment of Ms Plibersek brought a wealth of experience and knowledge into the critical health portfolio at a time the whole sector was facing challenges of an unprecedented nature.

“Ms Plibersek brings to this portfolio experience and commitment which will be a strong foundation for the challenges and imperatives that this role presents,” Mr Kardachi said.

“Two of Ms Plibersek’s long-standing priorities are saving Medicare and ensuring accessible health care for all Australians – areas in which pharmacists play a critical but often under-utilised role.

‘I look forward to working with Ms Plibersek to help achieve these goals, as well as others which will improve the health outcomes of Australians and help to meet the Government’s health reform agenda commitments.”

Mr Kardachi also congratulated the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler on his appointment to Cabinet.

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PSA Welcomes New Minister for Health