Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Perth rally: These cuts are killing us - Sat 20 Feb

The Turnbull Liberal Government is trying to reduce funding for pathology tests - this could lead to us paying at least $30 for pap smears, and urine and blood tests. These tests save lives and nobody should go without healthcare because they can't afford it.

The Federal Government's efforts to save $650 million will put lives at risk. Cuts to bulk-billing for pathology services will affect MRIs, x-rays, blood and urine tests, ultrasouds and pap-smears.

The cuts are particularly harmful for women, people with a disability, working class and poor people and anybody with chronic health issues.

We need publically provided free and accessible pathology rather than cuts that bring uncertainty and anxiety to some of the most vulnerable in society

Only action will stop these cuts. This event is part of what is becoming a national day of action against these cuts.

Perth rally:
10am Sat 20 February
Murray Street Mall (Perth City - near the Info booth in the middle of the mall)

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Sign the petition here:

Protests will be occurring around the country:
Sydney event:
Melbourne event:
Adelaide event:
Brisbane event:
Newcastle event: