Rally: Save our Medicare! Say no to Abbott's fees and cuts!
Saturday, January 11, 1pm. The Abbott government is considering introducing a $6 fee for every visit to a bulk-billing doctor with the possibility that this could be expanded to emergency room visitations. It will be the poorest section of society — Indigenous people, single parents, pensioners and others — that will suffer the most from this attack. It's time for us to say no to this attack on our health care system and demand better for Australia. We call for a free and fully funded health and dental care system and more funding to hospitals! Speakers (more to be announced):
Tim Woodruff (Doctors Reform Society)
Paul Gilbert (Acting Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Victoria)
Richard Di Natale (Senator, Acting Leader of the Greens)
Kerry Davies (Council of Single Mothers and their Children)
Kelvin Onus-King (Victorian Aboriginal Health Services
Greg Oke (Australian Mental Health Human Rights and Law Reform Coalition)
State Library, cnr Latrobe & Swanston Sts, City.