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Let’s have a real conversation on healthcare reform

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today welcomed the Abbott government’s last minute back down on the $20 cut to short GP consultations.

“This is a good outcome that has resulted from the senate backing the Greens’ plan for a disallowance motion,” said Senator Di Natale.

“After spending the best part of a year failing to win parliamentary support for its co-payment the Abbott Government has finally realised that it needs to start consulting. 

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Making a bad problem worse

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today slammed the Abbott Government’s cynical attack on Medicare.

“If you wanted to destroy the fabric of Medicare there are two ways you could go about it,” said Senator Di Natale, a former GP.

“The first way is to change the law around Medicare and the second way is just to stop paying for it.

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