House debates

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Questions without Notice


2:24 pm

Photo of Tony AbbottTony Abbott (Warringah, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

I do not pretend that the decisions that this government have made are going to be cost-free for members of the public. I do not pretend that for a second. Obviously, we have changed the indexation system for various social security benefits and, obviously, we are seeking to introduce a co-payment for doctors visits. I absolutely accept that. I accept also that this will impact on the people of Australia. But I simply make the point that there is no cost-free way of dealing with Labor's debt and deficit disaster. I do hope that the member who asked the question was honest with Marie and said to her—

Ms Kate Ellis interjecting

Ms Plibersek interjecting


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