I strongly believe in a universal healthcare system that provides access to affordable and quality care for everyone. Labor is the party of Medicare, and we will always protect it. The Coalition has always hated Medicare and in government they underfunded it.


Since coming back to government we have:

  • Made the largest investment in Medicare by tripling the bulk-billing incentive, improving accessibility to see your GP.
  • Made medicines cheaper, dropping the maximum co-payment for the first time in the history of the scheme, saving households up to $450 a year.
  • Introduced two months’ worth of dispensing for many medications to further add to these savings.

During COVID we saw the effects of an under-funded healthcare system. In 2022 Australia elected a government that values universal healthcare. I am proud of the progress we have made in strengthening Medicare. I look forward to ensuring that people in our community, no matter what their income, can access the health care they need, when and where they need it.