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New Prime Minister, same threat to Medicare

Feb 10, 2016News

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First the Liberals tried to destroy Medicare but were stopped by the labour movement and the 86,000 people who signed the petition and stood against their plan. Now they’re trying to sell it.

Reports this week suggest that the Turnbull Liberals are secretly planning to privatise payments for Medicare, pharmaceutical and aged-care benefits.

That means every Australians’ health record could be held by a private company.

But Medicare isn’t the Liberals’ to sell – it’s for the benefit of you, your family and for all Australians. Together we helped stop the GP Tax, but now we need to stand up again.

The Liberals have been attacking our universal healthcare system ever since Whitlam introduced Medibank and Hawke brought Medicare back after Malcolm Fraser scrapped it. It’s one of the proudest achievements of our movement.

Our universal healthcare system is the envy of the world and that’s why it’s absolutely worth fighting for.

It’s your Medicare card, not your credit card that should determine the healthcare you receive. That’s why we must stand up together to fight for it.

We need to make it clear to the Liberals that Australians don’t want Medicare privatised.

Join with the labour movement as we protest against this latest threat at a rally on the 20th of February at Sydney Town Hall.

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