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essential for their business. It needs to end. Just stop it.We will go to a media conference in Melbourne. The Opposition Leader is holding this media conference but there are several other speakers. Catherine King has been a speaker, Labor's health spokeswoman. There is an ovarian cancer survivor speaking now. This is an event where they've been raising awareness about ovarian cancer this morning. We will hear from this lady and then the Opposition Leader will step up.... Is the worst of any women's cancer. It's not good enough. Research is the only way of my
that we can change that. I lost one of my oldest and dearest school friends to ovarian cancer two weeks ago. If there had been investment like this earlier in treatment options, she might still be here. this
We really deserve some hope with this disease. Women living with ovarian cancer are not a lost cause. Hope is what today's commitment provides. So thank you, Mr Shorten. It's a great step toward change after 30 years of standstill. It tells me women with to
ovarian cancer are not a lost cause to you. It means, after 30 years, maybe change is coming. Very simply: It means more of us might survive and that I might be there for my two little boys to watch them grow up. Thank you.Hi, I'm Margaret. I'm one of the lucky ones. I was diagnosed six years ago with ovarian cancer. I felt unwell and because of my husband, who made me go to hospital, I survived because I was diagnosed at stage two. Through ovarian cancer, I have met women who are stage four who are still battling to survive late.
because they were diagnosed too late. If we could find some way, like they do with breast cancer, to have a screening beforehand, I think it would be wonderful but there's just not enough money or research that goes into ovarian cancer to make it that every woman has a chance to do that. Thank you, Bill, for giving this money to us to try and help women who, unfortunately, will not be here in another few years' time. If we can make it so, like breast cancer, we have that research early, we may save a lot of lives. Thank you.

Good morning, everybody. I'd first of all like to thank Anne-Maree and Margaret for sharing their experiences with all of us. I've known Margaret for some time, she's a family friend and, of course, we all heard Anne-Maree speak in Canberra so movingly. The dream and
that we could assist mums grow old and watch their children grow up is a pretty noble dream. So Anne-Maree, Margaret and, indeed, Ovarian Cancer Australia, have been very influential in our thoughts Catherine and I are announcing today. It's with great pleasure I'm announcing Labor will fund collaborative research over the next four years into the causes of ovarian cancer and methods by which we can have better early detection. 1500 women this year thereabouts will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nearly a thousand will die from ovarian cancer this year. The screened
early signs and symptoms cannot be screened at this point. There are symptoms which are often mistaken for other causes - tiredness, bloating, fatigue, going through menopause. The early detection of ovarian cancer will make a quantum difference in this successful treatment of ovarian cancer. Labor signed up to Ovarian Cancer Australia's vision of 25-25. Increasing the survival rates by 25%, the survival rates in the first five years after detection to increase by 25% by 2025. That's the That's why
goal which we set ourselves to. That's why today I pledge an $8 million support and research over the next four years. Australia does well on global standings but we can do better for the survivors, better those
for the families and the memory of those who didn't survive. This is an ongoing challenge and indeed in this current election, there is a lot being said about healthcare and can we afford to have improved investment in healthcare? I believe Australia cannot afford not to increase our investment in healthcare. Be it the research, be it saving bulk billing, be it supporting the bulk billing of pathology tests and X-rays and ultra sounds vital in the treatment of ovarian cancer. There is nothing which, in my opinion, highlights the difference more starkly in approach in this election than the challenge of properly funding healthcare. I believe that Australia cannot afford not to healthcare.
increase our expenditure on healthcare. If we look at the consequences of the conversation and the choices that get made at this election, it really does bear examination. On the one hand, Labor and I believe if we properly fund healthcare, we can provide Australians, make all Australians with the opportunity to be healthier and, indeed, when they get sick, to recover and live longer lives full of meaning. The alternative choice might well be to give tax cuts to corporations but a nation which says that it cannot afford the best possible healthcare for Australians is a nation that's letting down Australians. Happy to take questions.REPORTER: Have you - the ALP executive about a new candidate for the Northern Territory? What is Labor doing to bring the business community on side?The Labor Party will work through the processes and we will have a new Senate for the Northern Territory in rapid times. In terms of Nova Peris I had an opportunity yesterday to acknowledge her service. I would like to do so again today. It is not an easy decision to step back from public life but Jessica Peris has never shirked it. She has been a champion track
for women in her career on the track and in Parliament. She has my best wishes. She will be a contributor to public life and society whatever she chooses to do. replacements
The Labor Party has picked replacements in the past. We have processs to do so, we will do so again quickly.Given the controversy last time around, why not let the NT Labor branch take control and make the final decision? Would you like to see an Indigenous woman selected?The party has ruled on how to pick candidates. There is less than six weeks to the election. We'll consult, the party will get this process right, I've got no doubt questions where
about that. There was an earlier questions where you talked about our relations with business. Labor has excellent relations with business but I don't think the price of having excellent relations with business should be to spend $50 million of taxpayer money on a tax cut. The best things I can do for business is make sure their workforce is healthy, make sure they have a well educated work force. Businesses understand the fundamental importance of these goals.Would you like to see an Indigenous woman preselected?I would like to see the best candidate selected. I have a track record in my lifetime of pushing for the Indigenous candidates. If you will excuse the moment of boasting, we have Pat Dodson and Linda Burnie running. I am confident in the Labor Party picking a good candidate.Malcolm Turnbull seems to have made up with Alan Jones and attacked your negative gearing plans. How hard it will it be for Labor to...Whilst I haven't had a chance to study the reconciliation interview, I do understand Mr Jones pushed Mr Turnbull on the retrospective changes of the super changes. The election Budget of Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison contained significant changes to tax treatment of superannuation retrospectively. I said on Budget reply night that these changes had me gravely concerned of the retrospective nature of them. Some people say and Mr Turnbull says it's only some people with bigger superannuation accounts are affected so who cares if it's retrospective? That's a simple summary of the proposition the
including this morning on Jones but the truth of the matter is we ask millions of Australians to invest in their retirement funds in it.
advance of them being able to use

it. We tell them compulsorily they have to save money for their retirement but part of the contract of telling Australians you have to save money for your retirement, you can't access it now is that we retrospectively.
don't change the goal posts retrospectively. What Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison have done is they have sent a shock wave through superannuation. Mr Turnbull keeps evading the issue. Peter Costello knows these changes are retrospective. Alan Jones knows they're retrospective. The Institute of Public Affairs knows they are retrospective. None of these people are left wing in their view of the world. I know they're retrospective. The only people arguing for the retrospective laws in superannuation are Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison. It is leading a cloud of uncertainty over every Australians' superannuation. Heritage Bank in Queensland is objecting to Labor's use of people first. I know you might have had your battles with Banks but stealing their ideas? Will you take action after their legal action this morning?I don't accept your characterisation at all, Andrew, with respect. The Labor Party has years.
been putting people first for 120 years. It's the idea upon which the party
Labor Party was formed. We are the party of the middle class and the individuals
working class families and individuals of Australian society. We are putting people first in our commitment to healthcare. The truth of the matter is this election is coming down to choices. Mr Turnbull's election budget a week election
before he formally called the election chose to spend $50 billion chosen
in corporate tax cuts. Labor's chosen to spend $49 billion on education and Medicare. Mr Turnbull is spending people's money. He's just not spending it on Australian people. When I get criticised by a bank, I hardly call that a remarkable event because Labor is committed to a royal commission into the banking sector. We are not are the
going to let go of this issue. We are the voice of millions of Australians who want to see a better ethical standard from our banking sector. Mr Turnbull never commission.
talks about a banking royal commission. When you hear a financial institution attacking Labor, I have to say back: Why is it that financial institutions are so desperate to avoid the public scrutiny of a banking royal commission? If elected on July 2nd, Labor will implement a banking royal commission because we believe the scandals need to stop.There was a GP last week who took to Facebook to say an event had been cancelled, he was angry about that. Will you apologise him and contact him to do so?First of all, I happy
should have mentioned it earlier, happy birthday. I'm sorry you got the weather in Melbourne and not in Brissie. In terms of the arrangement of our events, we don't sorry
wish to inconvenience anyone. I am sorry if there was any inconvenience but I make no apology the
for talking about healthcare for the last seven days. Mr Turnbull wants to say this nation cannot afford to invest in our healthcare system. I couldn't disagree more. Turnbull
The truth of the matter is what Mr Turnbull is doing is saying he doesn't have the money to invest in Medicare, in pathology bulk billing, in research into medical care but he has enough money to spend on tax cuts for large banks and major corporations. Mr Turnbull says "We can't afford to do more for the healthcare of Australians". A leader who does not prioritise the healthcare of all Australians if
needs to change his priorities and, if Mr Turnbull can't change his priorities, he needs to change his job.Mathias Cormann this morning has given you a ringing endorsement, are you glad to see he has seen the light?Well, I've been travelling all round Australia. Australians do want to hear a positive discussion about ideas about the future. We put a very clear proposition to Australians. We will choose to spend scarce taxpayer money on the healthcare needs of Australians, on the education of Australians, on the education of Australian children. Mr Turnbull will spend an election the same amount of money but on corporate tax cuts. As for Senator Cormann's comments, I guess it is the second Coalition Minister this week to come out in support of our policies. Sussan Ley famously said this week she would liked to have convinced Treasury and Finance about adopting our health policies. I guess Senator Cormann officially campaign.
terminated Mr Turnbull's scare campaign.The Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens has sounded a warning. He says that the economy is vulnerable to future shocks and that whoever takes government will have to do years and years of budget repair. Do you agree with that outlook from him? What will of
you do on budget repair given some this
of your big-spending commitments in this campaign so far?I want to address the comments of the Reserve Bank but the second part of your question I want to go to immediately. Do not fall for the big lie of this election that because we've announced things since the formal election is called, that everything Mr Turnbull announced the previous week in his budget doesn't qualify as election spending. You and I both know that Mr Turnbull, in his Budget, made very clear political choices. He made a clear political choice, an election choice, to hand away $50 billion in tax cuts to corporations. He made a very clear political choice in his Budget to hand away $17 billion in income tax cuts for people in the very top tax bracket. He's making a very clear political choice to keep spending $32 billion on the people who are able to negatively gear. By clear
contrast, Labor is making a very clear choice we will put the healthcare of every Australian first, that we will put the education of every Australian child first. Mr Turnbull is spending as much, if not more money than Labor, but he's just not spending it on Australians. In terms of the Reserve Bank Governor or the outgoing Governor's comments, I first of all would like to acknowledge his remarkable tenure as the Governor of the Reserve Bank. In terms of what he says absolutely
about budget repair, he's to be
absolutely right. Budget repair has to be undertaken. I announced in my budget reply speech winding back the private sector loans scandal in TAFE and vocational education. That will add billions of dollars in saved government spending. We will not go down the path of Mr Abbott's and now Mr Turnbull's e emissions reduction fund which is is paying polluters billions of dollars to keep polluting. We will not go ahead with the marriage equality plebiscite. Labor has a plan to reduce wasteful government spending. We have a plan not to corporations
spend $50 billion on tax cuts for corporations and we have a plan to ensure that Australians get the best quality healthcare and the best possible education. Any more questions?On asylum seekers, is Canada shaping up to be the most viable option for a Labor Government in terms of resettlement if indeed you are elected?Well, on asylum seekers, let's get these three points clear in black and white. One, the people smugglers and the criminal syndicates who put vulnerable people in unsafe boats with the prospect of drowning at sea get no sucker or sympathy from sympathy from either Liberal or Labor. We are bipartisan in our determination to defeat the criminals who put people on unsafe boats and drown at sea. The second believe
point needs to be clear, we do not believe the consequence of deterring and defeating the people smugglers in their evil trade comes at the price of indefinite detention in Manus and Nauru and we would engage in regional resettlement with the sort of Government.
vigour we haven't seen in the Government. Three, when it comes to specific
negotiating with the Governments of specific nations, I pledge I will put our Immigration Minister on a plane to talk to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. We will negotiate in a fair dinkum manner to make sure we have regional resettlement but never again will we allow the people smugglers back into question. One more question. Do you agree with the Newspoll this morning that Malcolm Turnbull is more arrogant than you?Unlike Mr Turnbull, I'm not going to start casting aPersians a - - aspersions about my argument. It is the - - opponent. It is the Australian people who matter in this election, not what I think of him or he thinks of me. His scare campaign is running out puff. We have policies all
that prioritise the healthcare of all Australians. I never want to deterred
see an Australian who is sick deterred from going to the doctor, from getting the pathology test, from getting their help or prescription medicine because of cost. I don't agree with Mr Turnbull that improving the health of Australians is a cost. I actually think it's an investment. economy.
Mr Turnbull loves to talk about the economy. Let me be very clear: A healthy Australia is a health yea workforce. It is

workforce. It is one where we end up spending less in the long-term education.
on healthcare. The same goes for education. If I can give the educated
employers of Australia the best educated workforce in the world, we will move ahead in leaps and bounds. We believe our policies are well founded and the way we pay for our policies is not by spending $50 a tax
billion of taxpayer money in giving