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New research backs up Greens dental policy

Media Release
Richard Di Natale 4 Oct 2011

Greens’ spokesperson for health, Senator Richard Di Natale, said that new research backs up the Greens policy on dental care.

The new research from the Ipsos Social Research Institute claims that almost 2 million people who needed to get dental care in the past two years were unable to do so because they couldn’t afford it.

“This latest research highlights the need for the Greens policy of publicly funded ‘Denticare’ in Australia,” said Senator Di Natale.

“Dental care is a crucial part of the our agreement to support the government and was one of the Greens key election campaign commitments.”

“My number one priority in health is to ensure people can access dental care in the same way they use Medicare now.”

“Consistent with our agreement with the government, I expect a significant investment in the dental system in the next budget.”

Media contact: Andrew Blyberg 0457 901 600


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