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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—AGED CARE AND HEALTH FUNDING

The House was informed that Ms Macklin had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The deleterious effect on older Australians of the Government[quot ]s cuts to aged care and health funding, frequent and contradictory policy changes and a continuing refusal to adequately explain those changes".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Ms Macklin addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.