Shorten will commit $250m for emergency departments and $250m to boost the number of health professionals working in casualty to try and reduce waiting times. Half of the funding comes from Labor’s previously announced better hospitals fund.
Ahead of Sunday’s set-piece event in Brisbane, the Labor leader also signaled during the second leaders debate in the city on Friday night he would roll out a new crackdown on multinational tax avoidance. The opposition is expected to outline its full costings by the end of the coming week
Campaign launches are very strange beasts. The Liberals aren’t expected to hold theirs until next week – a week before the election.
It’s all for the cameras – and a bit of a rah rah for the true believers in the parties, as a boost before the final slog.
Labor is expecting Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Paul J Keating himself at the launch, as a sign of unity – a little, ‘all our former prime ministers turned up’ dig, given that Malcolm Turnbull is not around this election.
We’ll cover that and all the day’s events, so I hope you have had a lovely Sunday morning.
Let’s get into it.