Nation’s health suffers due to misdirected funding

Media release

Australian Protectionist Party National Chairman and South Australian Spokesman Mr. Andrew Phillips today called upon both State and Federal governments to redirect taxpayers’ funds to address the problems faced in the nation’s health sector.

“The problems faced by the Australian health sector are not insurmountable provided there is a sensible approach to targeted funding and utilization of Australians’ taxes” Mr. Phillips said, “unfortunately, the major parties seem content with spending our money shoring up the support of special interest groups while the nation’s health sector goes begging”.

The Australian Protectionist Party calls for increased funding for regional health services and the introduction of subsidized dental services to Public Health.

“Rather than wasting millions on a new ‘super hospital’ to be built on toxic land in Adelaide, governments should be directing the funding to ensuring Australians in all regions have access to the best medical services possible” Mr. Phillips continued, “the A.M.A has estimated at least 1000 extra doctors are required to meet the shortfall in regional Australia alone”.

“The Australian Protectionist Party advocates the redirection of billions of dollars from foreign aid to addressing the pressing needs so evident in our health system” Mr. Phillips said, “it is ridiculous hard earned Australian money goes to propping up dictatorial regimes which murder their own citizens by the thousands, when that money could go to alleviating the distress felt by countless Australians on hospital waiting lists or giving our pensioners a better standard of living”.

“It is time for our so-called representatives to recognize their responsibility to the wider Australian community” Mr. Phillips continued “rather than funding murderous foreign regimes or pandering to anti family alternative lifestyles”.

Statement issued by Mr. Andrew Phillips
National Chairman and S.A. spokesman, Australian Protectionist Party
14th October 2007

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