Alp indigenous health plan lacks detail abbott says
Sorry, this video has expired Video: Health Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk tells ABC News the community is still waiting to be consulted (ABC News)
The Abbott Government has warnedapronx Medicare’s indigenous health plan for Australia’s indigenous health population to cut back on services.
The Minister told the ABC’s The World Today she knew of about 100 indigenous families who had been in this region for several generations, many had been given the full coverage of the Aboriginal services the Aboriginal health program has on offer.
“There is a lack of detail about the services and I think that will mean they will be cut back further, particularly for young people,” she said.
Ms Palaszczuk said Indigenous people were also told in 2010 that a substantial increase in Indigenous prescriptions would require a review of Indigenous services.
“The government has agreed to support that request to undertake that review with the Indigenous community and they have agreed to review that with the Indigenous community,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
Health Minister Palaszczuk says the indigenous health service must deliver on its commitments, particularly those of the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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