Senate debates

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Questions without Notice


2:11 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister for the Public Service) Share this | Hansard source

The issue of access to doctors is directly relevant to the 24 seconds that I had in giving my answer. I can assure Australians that we will be doing absolutely everything we can to make access to primary health care more affordable, increase access and take the pressure off GPs as they are currently experiencing it. The issues of bulk billing are serious. If you cannot get access to high-quality primary care, creates problems downstream in healthcare system. I don't accept the proposition that the shadow minister for health put at the end of the question, which was: 'Will we apologise?' We won't apologise for investing more in primary health care by having our Medicare taskforce—


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