News

Rebecca White MP | Labor Member for Lyons

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.  

The week of May 11th was national Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatised conditions in Australia and a much more common illness than many might think. There are around 230,000 Australians that have schizophrenia and millions of Australians are impacted by the condition. 60 per cent of people with schizophrenia experience negative and offensive attitudes from others towards them which I find very concerning.

Rebecca's Facebook link
Rebecca's Twitter link
Rebecca's Volunteer link
Rebecca's Contact link
Rebecca White

Authorised by Lindsay White, 276 Masons Road, Nugent, 7172