The Australian Greens have expressed concern regarding the Immigration Minister's dismissal of expert evidence at the AHRC inquiry into children in detention today.
"In the hearing today, the Immigration Minister explained that he is willing for children to be harmed for his own political gain," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
The government's plan to make the Medical Research Future Fund contingent on the GP payment dooms the fund to failure and an alternative strategy is needed, said Greens Deputy Leader and Finance and Research spokesperson, Adam Bandt.
"The Prime Minister and Finance Minister are dooming the Medical Research Future Fund to failure by linking it to the GP fee," said Mr Bandt.
The Australian Greens are calling on all politicians not to attend World Congress of Families, following more harmful repetitions of the completely discredited myth connecting abortion and breast cancer.
“Fred Nile’s remarks, like Senator Abetz’s, are insulting, insensitive and completely untrue,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for Women, said.
Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that there are no possible changes or alternative models can turn the GP co-payment into good public policy.
“No amount of tinkering or adjustments can save this dog of a policy,” said Senator Di Natale.
“Putting a price barrier between patients and their doctors is precisely the opposite of what we should be doing.