Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Renal Services

3:45 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The reasons that Senator Nash outlined for why they do not support this motion are exactly why the Senate should be supporting this motion. The fact is the previous government committed a lot of money to address renal dialysis in Central Australia. Unfortunately, the lack of willingness from the previous government to invest where the states would not, and the lack of willingness for the tri-states, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, to agree to invest resources, has held up delivery of renal dialysis. The fact is that this is an urgent situation. It has been dragging on for years, which is why this motion is so desperately needed. We need to ensure that the sense of urgency is taken on board by this government to provide the infrastructure in Central Australia. It is urgently needed in Central Australia.

Question agreed to.


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