Defending our public health system

The PHHAMAQ alliance was originally formed in the late nineties to fight the Howard Government’s attacks on Medicare.

It recently reformed to protect Medicare from the Government’s proposed GP co-payment.

PHHAMAQ is a coalition of consumers, community groups, health service providers and trade unions who share a common concern for the future of the Australian health system.

The alliance is all inclusive with organisations open to join on invitation or by self-nomination.

The alliance includes Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation, Australian Pensions and Superannuants League of Queensland, Community and Public Sector Union, Doctors Reform Society, Health Consumers Network, Queensland Council of Unions, Queensland Nurses’ Union, Together and United Voice. 

What is Medicare?
What is the Medicare co-payment?
What Australians stand to lose.
Out-of-pocket expenses.