Protesters race to save Medicare

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Photo: Peter Boyle

Trade unionists and activists from the Save Medicare Campaign held a snap lunchtime rally in Sydney on May 5, which featured a "Race To Save Medicare".

Three patients were in the race while a dark-suited Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tried to disrupt the race and steal their Medicare cards. They highlighted the charges patients will be hit with for various medical tests from July this year under a Coalition government.

The speakers at the rally were: Brett Holmes, general secretary NSWNMA; Rita Mallia, NSW president CFMEU; Penny Howard, mothers' group; Dr Con Costa, Drs Reform Society; Jason Markwick, lead organiser, CPSU; Dylan Griffiths, University of Sydney SRC Education Officer.

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