Bill's Media Releases


Thousands of local residents have signed Labor’s petition to save Medicare, Opposition Leader and Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten said today.


“Local residents are standing up and saying ‘no’ to the Abbott Government’s $7 GP Tax and ‘no’ to the $5 price hike on prescriptions,” Mr Shorten said.


“The people of Maribyrnong know that Medicare belongs to them - and to every Australian - and they will not let Tony Abbott destroy it.”


Mr Shorten encouraged local residents who were still to sign the petition to do so by visiting


“Our community will be hit hard by the Abbott Government’s GP tax, and harder still by the cuts to our hospital system. My Labor team and I will keep fighting the Abbott Government’s attacks and I urge local residents to keep fighting too.”