Labor tonight declared it will fight Tony Abbott’s attack on Medicare.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten used his Budget reply speech to announce that Labor would not stand by and let the Prime Minister’s Budget of broken promises trash the living standards of Australians.
Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King said Labor will fight to make sure Medicare remains something that belongs to all Australians.
Labor will fight Tony Abbott’s $7 GP tax.
Labor will not stand by and let Australia become a country where the old and at risk have to choose between eating or seeing the doctor.
As the party that introduced Medicare, Labor will not let Tony Abbott destroy universal healthcare in Australia.
Labor won’t let Tony Abbott destroy Medicare. We will vote against Tony Abbott’s plan to tax people when they visit the GP.
Under Tony Abbott’s plan, every time someone in the family gets sick, getting medical treatment will cost money. This assault on Medicare is an unacceptable attack on the Australian way of life.
The Abbott Government’s Budget of broken promises has betrayed Australians.