Labor’s promise to keep PHNs

The ALP's Catherine King told MO that Labor was likely to keep PHNs in order to avoid “further upheaval” within the sector.

“At a cost of $112 million Tony Abbott is breaking his election promise and closing every Medicare Local... causing significant disruption across the country,” Ms King said.

“In this context, Labor would be reluctant to cause further upheaval so is likely to keep the PHN architecture.”

But in a veiled warning to insurers, corporates and other groups