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Labor's fiscal plan cuts clean energy & Medicare dental

Media Release
Richard Di Natale 28 Jun 2016

With just four days left to vote, the Greens are calling on Bill Shorten not to cut Medicare-funded dental care and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

"Labor is walking away from two of the most significant achievements that the Greens helped negotiate during our time in multiparty government," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"10 weeks ago Bill Shorten was calling the Coalition's proposed changes to dental care a 'hoax' and 'the equivalent of cutting Medicare', but now Labor is joining with the Coalition to cut it.

"Labor's Medicare scare campaign rings hollow given these cuts to Medicare-funded dental.

"People are sick of the Liberals and Labor claiming they can't afford renewable energy or quality healthcare while handing billions in tax subsidies to the fossil fuels sector.

"The Greens have got a detailed plan to Renew Australia with 90% renewable energy by 2030, and we've pledged to retain the Child Dental Benefits Scheme and extend Medicare-funded dental to an extra 4 million Australians who can least afford it, because your wealth should not determine your health."

 

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