Labor attacks Coalition on health as Anthony Albanese grilled over policy costs

18/04/2022 7:36:00 AM

Labor attacks Coalition on health as Anthony Albanese grilled over policy costs | @micksfoley

Labor attacks Coalition on health as Anthony Albanese grilled over policy costs | micksfoley

The opposition has seized on historical remarks about Medicare funding from Anne Ruston, the prime minister’s pick for health minister if the Coalition is reelected.

Advertisementof a fully-funded Medicare surfaced on Sunday and Ruston faced further questioning about them on ABC radio on Monday morning.Alex EllinghausenAsked again if she would rule out future cuts, Ruston said, “We absolutely guaranteed Medicare in law, absolutely guaranteed Medicare in law.”

Labor’s treasury spokesman, Jim Chalmers, doubled down on Albanese’s line of attack.LoadingHe was forced on Friday to clarify that the policy had not been costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office, as he originally claimed, but was “informed” by the PBO’s work.

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micksfoley AlboForPM SaveMedicare AusVotes22 micksfoley No one cares about policy costings. They're all made up numbers anyway. auspol micksfoley Have we ever had a more corrupt government LNPCorruptionParty AusPol2022 micksfoley 46 Bucks a Week Jobseeker says Scatmo? Gaffe after Gaffe! micksfoley So those attacking Labor on health policy cost are happy to accept a lower compromised standard of health?

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micksfoley We don’t need to grill the LNP on costs because we all know they’ll just add it to their $1 trillion tab. micksfoley Only stupid would bite for that micksfoley We are at brink of WW3 and the inflation is at40-year high, all thanks to crooked US Democrats. Labor is their copy in Australia. Who in their right mind would vote for Labor is beyond me to understand.

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Betting odds put Coalition almost even with LaborThe Coalition’s odds of winning the election have narrowed from $2.90 to $2.25 as Labor’s blew out to $1.65 after Anthony Albanese’s blunder. Blew out to $1.65? What did they start at? Or... Labor holds despite the media's best efforts to derail Albanese Should we look at polls? nah, lets quote some bookies.

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to save articles for later.and The Age suggests that a series of miss-steps by Mr Albanese has caused some voters to abandon the Opposition Leader, who is looking to return Labor to government for the first time in almost 10 years.and The Age suggests that a series of miss-steps by Mr Albanese has caused some voters to abandon the Opposition Leader, who is looking to return Labor to government for the first time in almost 10 years., estimated Labor’s primary vote had fallen from 38 per cent to 34 per cent while primary support for the Coalition stayed statistically steady, moving from 34 per cent to 35 per cent.

Normal text size Very large text size Advertisement Labor has accused the Coalition of having a secret agenda to undermine Medicare after the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s pick for health minister, Anne Ruston, failed to rule out future cuts to universal healthcare. Historical comments by Ruston where she of a fully-funded Medicare surfaced on Sunday and Ruston faced further questioning about them on ABC radio on Monday morning. (Alex Ellinghausen) Primary support for the Coalition rose from 34 to 35 per cent. Labor leader Anthony Albanese inspects flood-affected properties in Brisbane on Monday. (Alex Ellinghausen) Voter support for the opposition fell from 38 per cent to 34 per cent. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen “Medicare is sustainable. When it comes to preferred prime minister, Scott Morrison now leads Mr Albanese by 38 per cent to 30 per cent, a reversal after the Labor leader's slim advantage a fortnight again (37 to 36 per cent). The fact that we have increased spending on Medicare from when the Labor was last in government in 2012-13 from $19 billion to $31. Ten days before the 2019 election, the TAB market odds implied the Labor Party would win Dunkley, Chisholm, La Trobe and Corangamite in Victoria from the Liberal Party.

4 billion in 22-23... I mean, it just shows that we have made a commitment year on year,” Ruston said. “We have been increasing Medicare support for Australians.” Asked again if she would rule out future cuts, Ruston said, “We absolutely guaranteed Medicare in law, absolutely guaranteed Medicare in law.” Campaigning in Brisbane on Monday Albanese said, “This is a health minister now designate, if they’re successful in the election, who we know will undermine Medicare. They correctly predicted Liberal Premier Steven Marshall would lose last month’s South Australian election.

Who has said that the current model is not sustainable, who has said that Medicare funding is just putting things on the credit card and that it needs to change.” Albanese’s attack revives Labor’s effective Mediscare campaign from the 2016 election, which was widely attributed to electoral gains for the opposition. Labor’s treasury spokesman, Jim Chalmers, doubled down on Albanese’s line of attack. “The appointment of Anne Ruston to be Scott Morrison’s hand-picked health minister will send a shiver down the spine of every Australian who needs affordable health care,” Chalmers said. Advertisement Loading Morrison defended Ruston on Monday saying, “she said yesterday [Sunday] there would not be any cuts and I would repeat that today”. Mr Albanese’s failure last Monday at a press conference in Launceston to recite the two important economic figures was seen as damaging for the opposition because of Mr Morrison’s criticism that the Labor leader doesn’t have the economic experience to be an effective prime minister.

Albanese also faced further questions about the cost of Labor’s $135 million Medicare urgent care clinics trial and where the nurses to staff them would come from. He was forced on Friday to clarify that the policy had not been costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office, as he originally claimed, but was “informed” by the PBO’s work. Albanese was asked if Labor had considered how many nurses would be needed for the new clinics, what the cost would be, and if he was across the detail of the policy. He said the number of nurses would be “determined by the people who run the centres, which is existing GP clinics and community health centres”. “Each place is different. conducted between March 30 and April 2 for The Australian Financial Review estimated Labor Party support at 51 per cent, the Coalition at 42 per cent and 7 per cent undecided.

We know for example, that the Melanoma Institute... will use that funding of $14 million to employ additional nurses. They say that that will allow them to employ 35 additional nurses,” Albanese said. He writes about politics and business from the Sydney newsroom.

The vice president of the Australian Medical Association, Chris Moy, said on Sunday Labor’s plan was reminiscent of the Rudd government’s GP super clinics which he likened to “white elephants and were some of the worst examples of pork barrelling”. On Monday Dr Moy doubled down on his criticisms of both major parties saying both had only produced “piecemeal, superficial” health policies. “There is a lack of policy on both sides, or not very good policy,” he told ABC radio this morning, adding that both parties needed to show who was the “true friend of Medicare”. Save .