As the Federal Election has been called for 18th May 2019, the health issues that the public should carefully consider are:

  • Out of pocket costs – these are out of control and are some of the highest in the world. Which party has the best policies to control and limit “out of pocket costs”?
  • Public hospital funding to reduce the long waiting lists for elective surgery
  • Rural health – the need to improve medical services in the bush
  • Dental care – too many Australians can’t afford dental care. Which party has the best policies to improve dental care and make it more accessible and affordable to the needy?
  • Private Health Insurance cost increases, which is starting to price PHI out of the reach of ordinary Australians
  • The cost of medicines and the role of the community pharmacist
  • Preventative health plans to ensure a fitter, happier and healthier population