Voters urged to save bulk-billing, fix hospitals and reform the health system.

  • Nurses, healthcare workers and doctors will tomorrow call for voters to make
    saving Medicare their top priority in Saturday’s election.
  • Professor John Dwyer of the Australian Healthcare Reform Alliance will issue
    a score card on the major parties’ health policies showing Labor has a ‘superior
    package’ of measures to improve Australia’s health system.
  • “This election could be our last chance to save Medicare,” said Sharan
    Burrow, ACTU President:
    “We urge people to vote for political parties that
    support reforms to the healthcare system and which have the best policies to fix
    the hospital crisis, restore bulk-billing and defend universal
  • Medicare Emergency – Media Conference

    Wednesday 6 October 2004 – 10.30am

    Prince of Wales Hospital (Randwick, NSW) Emergency Department

    (Access via main hospital drive off Barker Street, Randwick.
    From city or Eastern Distributor, turn left off Anzac Pde at southern end of UNSW)


  • Sharan Burrow, ACTU President – c/- Susannah Greenleaf 0418 479 455
  • Ged Cowin, Australian Nursing Federation – 0417 053 322
  • Prof John Dwyer, Australian Healthcare Reform Alliance – ph 0413 002 183
  • Craig Thomson, Health Services Union – ph 0419 498 691
  • Con Costa, Doctors’ Reform Society – ph 0418 400 309
  • Judith Kiejda, NSW Nurses’ Association – ph 0414 674 119
  • Please note that union members are welcome to attend.