Australia looks at promoting men's healthBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6937.1120a (Published 30 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1120
- Christopher Zinn, Australian correspondent
Australia's new federal health minister, Dr Carmen Lawrence, has taken over the controversial post with plans to make men's health a priority. Dr Lawrence, who in 1990 became the nation's first woman state premier and is tipped as a future prime minister, has also scotched her predecessor's proposals to introduce a higher Medicare levy for the rich.
The minister is now preparing to deliver her ideas to the country in time for the budget on 10 …