Wednesday, 28 September 2022
National Health Amendment (General Co-payment) Bill 2022; Second Reading
I thank the honourable member for his point of order, but these issues do directly go to cost of living. They go to cost of living and security and how Australians believe that they are best served by a government who want to see action on cost of living and security, whether that be national security or the security of their own bank accounts and security of their own records. If the member opposite thinks that's not relevant, I don't know what would be.
Australians want a healthcare system that provides them with safety and with a degree of comfort, just like they want a government that looks after them in relation to things like industrial relations when members opposite are pushing through reforms in this place that will see union lawlessness with the abandonment of the ABCC. Australians want to know that their taxes are being put to work effectively. They want to know, through things like the abandonment of the ABCC, that our costs of construction aren't going up by around 30 per cent. Those are not my words, they're the MBA's words. Australians want to know—