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Greens announce national health package

Christine Milne 28 Aug 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne joined Greens health spokesperson Dr Richard Di Natale in Canberra today to launch the Greens' $9 billion national health package.

"In a caring society, every Australian should have the right to good quality healthcare," Senator Milne said.

"The Greens' national health policy is about making sure that your health doesn't depend on your bank balance or your postcode.

"The Greens stand up for what matters and that's why we've made investment in healthcare a priority for this election."

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Greens welcome dental entitlement bill

Christine Milne 12 Sep 2012

The Australian Greens today welcome the introduction of legislation to create a Medicare dental entitlement into the Parliament.

“Creating a new Medicare dental entitlement for kids is a huge win for the health of Australians and an investment in their future, and has come about because of the Greens’ agreement with the Gillard government,” said Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens.

“If Melbourne hadn’t voted Green in 2010, this massive investment in dental health wouldn’t exist,” said Adam Bandt, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens.

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Daily Telegraph highlights Greens' wins for the community

The Australian Greens today thanked the Daily Telegraph for highlighting a year and a half of great achievements on behalf of the community and the environment, although several mistakes mar the list.

"Survey after survey shows that the community is very supportive of government spending on dental health, high speed rail and renewable energy and the Greens are very proud of what we have helped deliver in these areas," Australian Greens Acting Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said today.

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Denticare: Good Clinical and Financial Sense

Basic dental care for all Australians is critical to health and wellbeing and is core to the Greens health policy, Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne said today.

"It seems that the Greens are the only ones who think that teeth are a part of the body and should be covered by a Medicare type scheme. No doubt Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott can afford to have their teeth looked after but what about the thousands who cannot?

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North and North West Tasmania crying out for mental and dental funding

Prime Minister Gillard should use her visit to Tasmania today to commit to increasing funding for mental and dental care as well as emergency care, the Australian Greens said today.

"So many Tasmanians, particularly in the North and North West, desperately need dental and mental health care, but the Gillard government is leaving these people behind," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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