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Bill Shorten Focuses On Medicare In Address To NSW Labor Conference

The Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, has addressed the NSW ALP conference at the Sydney Town Hall.


In his speech, Shorten sought to focus attention on the proposed co-payment for Medicare, declaring that Labor’s support for universal health insurance was one of its central tenets.

The conference voted to introduce rank-and-file membership voting for the NSW parliamentary leader. However, it voted against proposals by Senator John Faulkner to introduce rank-and-file voting for Senate and NSW Legislative Council preselections.

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