Viewing articles in Tag:


Filter Articles

Bob Brown press conference on better funding for dental care - 9 February 2012

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, speaking to reporters in Canberra today, outlined the Greens' moves to seek better funding for dental care.

Senator Brown also called for the Syrian embassy in Canberra to be closed as it no longer represents the people of Syria. Other topics included the need for Senator Brandis to recuse himself from the Senate privileges committee; debate on the mining tax; government advertising; and Point Henry.

Read more

Greens defend universal healthcare

Richard Di Natale 8 Feb 2012

The Australian Greens today called for the government to split its private health reforms so that bills to means test the private health insurance rebate and the Medicare levy surcharge could be voted on independently.

“One of the key goals of health policy is to deliver healthcare to those who most need it at the lowest possible cost,” said Greens’ health spokesperson Dr Richard Di Natale.

“Forcing people into private health insurance through taxpayer subsidies doesn’t just advantage people on higher incomes it makes healthcare more expensive overall.

Read more

Tony Abbott’s magic pudding is no good for your teeth

Richard Di Natale 3 Feb 2012

Greens’ spokesperson for dental health, Senator Richard Di Natale, said today that Tony Abbott’s aspirations for Denticare are toothless.

“Tony Abbott wants credit for the Greens’ Denticare plan but his magic pudding can’t deliver,” said Senator Di Natale.

“His magic pudding budget would be the death of Denticare, which means more decay, more infection and more tooth extractions for desperate Australians who can’t afford to see a dentist.

“You don’t have to drill too deep to see a gaping cavity in Tony Abbott’s economic credibility.

Read more

Abbott backs Greens’ dental plan but fails to put money where his mouth is

Richard Di Natale 31 Jan 2012

Greens’ spokesperson for dental health, Senator Richard Di Natale, has welcomed Tony Abbott’s backing of the Greens’ Denticare plan, but says that the Australian people want a commitment, not just aspirations.

“I am pleased to see that the Greens’ plan to bring dental treatment into Medicare is something that Tony Abbott aspires to - but he needs to put his money where his mouth is.

Read more

Daily Telegraph highlights Greens' wins for the community

The Australian Greens today thanked the Daily Telegraph for highlighting a year and a half of great achievements on behalf of the community and the environment, although several mistakes mar the list.

"Survey after survey shows that the community is very supportive of government spending on dental health, high speed rail and renewable energy and the Greens are very proud of what we have helped deliver in these areas," Australian Greens Acting Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said today.

Read more