Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP is encouraging local residents to have their say about the Abbott Government’s $7 GP tax and $50 billion cuts to hospitals at a public meeting he has organised with the Light on the Hill Society for next Friday evening at the Revesby Workers Club.
“Ever since Tony Abbott announced that he will be introducing a $7 GP tax to see the doctor people have been scared and worried about what this will mean for them, their parents and their kids,” Mr Clare said.
“If this $7 GP tax goes ahead it will hit our community harder than almost anywhere else in Australia. 98.2 per cent of all visits to the doctor in Blaxland are bulk billed.
“It’s not just $7 to see the doctor, you have to pay this tax every time you get a blood test or go for an x-ray.
“Every time I set up a street stall at the shops I have queues waiting in line to sign our no GP tax petition.
“This forum is an opportunity for everyone to have their say.
“It is also an opportunity to ask questions about what these changes would mean in our local community,” Mr Clare said.
Community Forum Details:
When: Friday, 19 September 2014
Where: Revesby Workers club – Waratah and Acacia Rooms
RSVP: For catering purposes please call to RSVP on 9790 2466
The special guest speakers will be:
- Federal Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King MP
- NSW Shadow Health Minister, Dr Andrew McDonald MP
- General Secretary NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, Brett Holmes
Media contact: Jamie Wassef 9790 2466