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Mersey Hospital takeover is another torpedo into Australia’s federal structure: Brown.



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Senator Bob Brown Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

Mersey Hospital takeover is another torpedo into Australia’s federal structure - Brown

1st Aug 07

The Prime Minister’s takeover of the Mersey Hospital near Devonport is another attack on Australia’s federal structure, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

“This arrogant Prime Minister is dismantling much of Australia’s time honoured political balance based on the Constitution, with no reference to or debate by the people,” Senator Brown said.

“The hospital take-over follows the $10 billion takeover of the Murray-Darling Basin, the repeated override of ACT and NT laws, and the WorkChoices legislation taking over industrial relations. The core problem here is that John Howard has no mandate from the people,” Senator Brown said.

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