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  • Budget 2017

    Fuelled for the Future

Health

$16.8b spend

Waiting lists, lack of screening equipment and medical inflation add pressure on all. A growing population will only place more pressure on a struggling system. Not what a modern economy should be proud of. Money is one thing, wise use of the money and getting greater practical efficiencies out of our Health System is another far more important thing.


Money for:

  • Support workers and disability support services
  • Access to medicines
  • Ambulance services
  • Bowel screening

$224m extra for mental health

A frightening part of this modern world is the prevalence of mental health issues; appallingly misunderstood by society and its very name creates a stigma.
Good to see focus on individual placements and on early intervention