House debates

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Questions without Notice


2:37 pm

Photo of Joe HockeyJoe Hockey (North Sydney, Liberal Party, Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source

We are asking Australians to pay $7 when they visit a GP. That goes to the GP. The bottom line is that it is a payment for service. From our perspective, if we want to make sure that Medicare is sustainable into the future, we are asking Australians to make a contribution along the way. I think this is an important principle. And don't just ask me; ask the shadow assistant Treasurer over there. He thinks it is an important principle. Come on give him a break. I am promoting his book again!


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