Health to lose $30m in hidden budget cuts

Over 30 health programs, including the National Immunisation Strategy, have been hit by funding freezes revealed in a secret list of Federal Government cuts kept under wraps for months.

More than $30 million in health spending over the next four years has been wiped out by expansive funding cuts affecting 112 government-funded programs across 10 portfolios.

The National Immunisation Strategy will bleed almost $1.6 million in funding between 2014 and 2018 according to the spending hit list that was not disclosed by the government when it presented the Budget