Australian Federal Budget 2021–22
The Australian Federal Budget 2021–22 was handed down last night.
Outside of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new funding of relevance to sonographers includes:
- $37 million to modernise diagnostic imaging, including:
- $20.7 million to assist private diagnostic imaging providers to replace older diagnostic imaging equipment in rural and remote areas
- $7.2 million to fund the development of a streamlined electronic referral solution
- $13.7 million for the national rollout of a worldleading program to prevent pre-term birth in Australia.
Further information about the Budget for health is available at www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/budget-2021-22-stakeholder-pack
The entire Budget is available at https://budget.gov.au/