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Economic Mismanagement and Senate Election



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ΉΕ LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

FEDERAL PRESIDENT: MR. R.J. SOUTHEY, C.M.G, DIRECTOR: MR. B.G. HARTCHER, O.B.E.

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT BLACKALL & MACQUARIE STS., BARTON, A.C.T. G.P.O. BOX 13, CANBERRA, A.C.T. 2600 TELEPHONE 73 2564 TELEGRAMS "FEDLIB" CANBERRA

MEDIA R E L E A S E :

FROM HON. D. C H IP P , OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN FO R HEALTH AND

SOCIAL SECURITY, ON THE GOVERNM ENT’S DECISION TO DECREASE

THE PROPORTION OF GOVERNMENT SU PPO RT FOR HEALTH

INSURANCE

The G o v ern m en t is re g a rd in g th e m an in the s t r e e t as a m ilking cow.

In its fa n a tic a l a ttem p t to d e stro y the p riv a te h e alth funds and

n a tio n a lise h e alth in su ra n c e , it wiH sto p at nothing to h u rt th e fam ily

m an . It is a p p a re n t the G o v ern m en t is a ttem p tin g to dam age th e

e x istin g h e alth sc h em e to in c re a s e the a ttra c tiv e n e s s of its own

d is c re d ite d a lte rn a tiv e .

The r e c e n t s a lu to ry w arning sig n a l of galloping inflatio n in d icated

by the c o st of liv in g index, se e m s to have had no e ffe ct on th is

G o v ern m en t which now f u rth e r in c re a s e s living c o sts of fa m ilie s,

e n co u rag e s f u rth e r dem ands fo r wage in c r e a s e s and adds im p e tu s to

the continuing c ra z y s p ir a l of in flatio n .

J a n u a ry 25, 1974