Half truths, half lies: the MediFacts of life

It appears that Mr Dutton had failed to factor in the year 2013 (which would have brought the figure down to 36%), population growth (30%), the CPI (20%), population ageing and the growth of the economy. He also failed to mention the fact that at 9.1% of GDP, Australia’s health spending remains below the OECD average.

To be honest, I’m not so sure about Mr Murphy’s conclusion. Given the figures quoted, I’m inclined to rate Mr Dutton’s pronouncement a rather unimpressive 34% true – a full 16% short of half. (To be fair, however

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