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Labor leverages Medicare privatisation fears

29/06/2016
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The Labor federal opposition is holding fast with its claim that the Coalition is hell-bent on the destruction of the Medicare health scheme.
Bill Shorten, federal opposition leader
Bill Shorten, federal opposition leader

Multiple media sources reported that during Labor's second policy launch, held in Brisbane on 26 June, opposition leader Mr Bill Shorten said his party would win the upcoming Federal Election by driving home the Medicare issue.

Labor has been claiming that Medicare is to be privatised by the Coalition, initially by privatising back-office claims processing.

The Coalition has denied that it plans to do so, demonstrating its determination by publicly abandoning its back-office claims processing policy.

Labor's second launch was billed as a "save Medicare" rally, with Mr Shorten stating, "We will fight for Medicare and we will win."

Carl Zeiss
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