Crispin Hull | Labor budget would be wise to tackle Medicare dental, private health issues

Crispin Hull
Updated September 27 2022 - 6:49am, first published 5:30am

In four weeks the first budget of the fifth Labor government since World War II will be brought down. The first four tackled the big medical elements of social security. Chifley did the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Whitlam did universal health insurance. Hawke-Keating reinstated universal health insurance after Fraser cruelled it. Rudd-Gillard introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Crispin Hull

Crispin Hull


Crispin Hull is a former editor of The Canberra Times and a regular columnist.

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