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Rudd And Abbott Debate Health Reform At National Press Club

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have debated health care reform at the National Press Club.

The debate came after Rudd announced that the federal government would assume the dominant role in state hospital funding. [Read more…]


Tony Abbott Comments On Kevin Rudd’s Health Plans

This is Opposition Leader Tony Abbott commenting on the Rudd government’s proposed reforms to the health system.

Rudd has announced that the government will take over the dominant role in funding state hospitals. [Read more…]


Hospital Reform: Kevin Rudd Address The National Press Club

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has addressed the National Press Club on his hospital reforms.

Rudd said the federal government “will take on the dominant funding role for the entire public hospital system”. The government will build a National Health and Hospital Network in which the eight state-run systems will become part of one national network.

Rudd said: “Today we are delivering on the most significant reform of Australia’s health and hospital system since the introduction of Medicare almost three decades ago. The Government will deliver better hospitals by establishing a national network, that is funded nationally, and run locally.” [Read more…]


ALP Television Advertisements: 2004 Federal Election

The television advertisements shown on this page were produced by the Australian Labor Party for the 2004 Federal Election.

The ALP lost the election. Prime Minister John Howard led the coalition to a fourth term in office.

  • Sep 28, 2004: ABC freetime: Mark Latham (3m)
  • Sep 28, 2004: ABC freetime: Peter Garrett (2m)
  • Leave a Message in Richmond (31s)