A healthy election mix of dollars and promises

After few major health announcements and a largely conflict-free debate between Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and her opposite number Peter Dutton last week, MO examined the policies of minor parties to gauge what health policy headwinds the 29th parliament could face.

The biggest dollar figure came from mining tycoon Clive Palmer, who pledged an additional $80 billion for “health across Australia” with funds to go “directly to the hospitals, not through [Queensland premier] Campbell Newman or state governments”.

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