House debates

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Questions without Notice


2:59 pm

Photo of Sussan LeySussan Ley (Farrer, Liberal Party, Minister for Health) Share this | Hansard source

It is a pleasure to take a question from the member for Macarthur, continuing the excellent work of his predecessor, Pat Farmer, in fabulous Western Sydney. I am delighted to report to the House that spending in the Health portfolio has increased in this budget by 4.1 per cent. It is now $89.5 billion. Some of the highlights of this budget are our fast-tracking of access to medicines and medical devices, making Australia a much more attractive place to invest in and innovate—

Ms Plibersek interjecting

The member for Sydney has, helpfully, reminded me of our first ever Commonwealth public dental scheme—

Ms Plibersek interjecting


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