Labor will build on our legacy as the party of health care reform by hosting a National Health Policy Summit in early 2017.
Led by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King, the Summit will fill the reform void that has been completely vacated by this Government.
One of the most challenging aspects of the current Government is the complete lack of any vision for health in Australia.
Instead of building our health system up and preparing for the future, the tenure of the Abbott/Turnbull Governments has been characterised by cuts and chaos.
Not only does our health system deserve more – it needs more. The Government simply isn’t filling this space, so Labor will.
The National Health Policy Summit will put the people who know best at the centre of health discussions – giving patients, providers, stakeholders and experts a much-needed voice in health reform.
It will give representatives the chance to not only contribute to our health debate, but to challenge the direction of our health system.
Labor as a long history of reforming Australia’s healthcare system for the benefit of all.
It is thanks to the work of successive Labor governments over the past 70 years that Australia boasts a world-class healthcare system.
While Malcolm Turnbull is occupied with the chaos within his own party, Labor is getting on with the job and putting Australians – and their future health care needs – first.
FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2016