Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



19 July 2018

Elise Archer, Acting Minister for Health

More Labor lies on health

Today Labor again proved they will rubbish our hospitals and hardworking heath staff for a headline.

You just can’t trust Labor on health, here are the facts;

FACT: 2018-19 Budget includes $7.6 billion of health spending over the next four years. This is $1.7 billion more than the last term of the Labor-Green Government.

FACT: Labor’s own election policy committed $200 million less than the Government’s record $757 million investment. It was such a disaster that last month they refused to back it in as part of an alternative budget.

FACT: Labor’s health policy not only short changed Tasmanians, it included recurrent funding decreases each and every year, including up to $25 million a year by its third year.

FACT: Labor cut half a billion dollars from Tasmania’s health budget when last in government.

FACT: Former failed Labor Health Minister, Michelle O’Byrne, sacked a nurse a day for nine months.

When will Labor apologise to Tasmanians for sacking nurses and cutting half a billion dollars out of the health budget?

Labor have no credibility when it comes to Tasmania’s health system.



More Media Releases from Elise Archer