Plibersek accuses Opposition of plan to sack 3000 ML workers

Mr Dutton has said a Coalition government would put an end to MLs and yesterday Ms Plibersek said Mr Dutton had repeated in parliament – in comments not recorded by Hansard – that he would sack the 3000 “bureaucrats” who worked for them.

“The truth is the vast majority of staff employed by Medicare Locals are frontline health workers including doctors, nurses, psychologists, podiatrists, pharmacists and speech pathologists,” Ms Plibersek said in a statement.

“Cutting $1.2 billion out of primary care means fewer