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Rebecca White MP | Labor Member for Lyons

The Southern Beaches community will lose its Sunday bus service on June 2 after the new Liberal Government chose to withdraw a subsidy.

Labor Member for Lyons, Rebecca White, criticised the decision and called on the Government to reinstate the subsidy so the bus service can continue.

“For a community the size of ours it seems extraordinary that there is no regular Sunday bus service to and from the city,” Ms White said.

“The previous Labor Government funded public transport services to help them provide additional trips and give people more opportunities to use affordable transport.”

One of the first acts of the new Liberal Government has been to withdraw the subsidy and leave people in Sorell, Dodges Ferry and Midway Point without a Sunday bus service.

Shadow Health Minister Rebecca White today questioned the Liberals’ commitment to elective surgery.

The Liberals today tabled their supplementary appropriation bills in Parliament but have no answers for how much of the more than $1.4 billion will go towards their $76 million elective surgery promise.

“Under scrutiny in Question Time, Health Minister Michael Ferguson refused to detail if even one cent of that money would go towards elective surgery,” Ms White said.

Faced with a budget black hole of $2.1 billion over the next 10 years, Health Minister Michael Ferguson today refused to rule out dramatic cuts to frontline services. 
 
Shadow Health Minister Rebecca White said Mr Ferguson has left the door open for regional hospital closures, co-payments at emergency departments and an 8 per cent efficiency dividend in health.  

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