ALP makes 50/50 health pledge
Bill Shorten says Labor would guarantee an extra $2.8 billion in health funding.
The ALP claims the Coalition has ignored a 50/50 state/federal hospital funding agreement, leaving public hospitals $2.8 billion worse off from now until 2025.
“As part of the Better Hospitals Fund, Labor will negotiate a new agreement with the states and territories to deliver more funding for public hospitals,” Mr Shorten said on Sunday.
“Under the Liberals and Nationals, one in four Australians who present to an emergency department are not seen on time.”
He said Labor would put all that money back in.