Sunday, December 07, 2008

NSW Lib Updates

More Labor Lies On Ambulance Rescue: State Government Hasn’t Got A Clue
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
The NSW Ambulance Rescue Service has been axed, for the second time in three months, despite assurances from the Health Minister John Della Bosca that it would be saved, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

“This is the second time the State Labor Government has axed the Ambulance Rescue Service since September – Labor doesn’t have a clue as to whether they’re coming or going,” Mrs Skinner said.

Precious Donors Deserting Donations Because Of Labor’s Blood Tax
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
Reports that blood donors are withdrawing their services because of the State Labor Government’s mini-budget blood tax could result in a severe shortage, putting patients lives at risk, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

“This State Labor Government blood tax is a disaster,” Mrs Skinner said.

Labor’s Surgical Shutdowns: Mini-Budget Cuts Hit Frontline Services
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
The extended closure of hospital surgical theatres over summer, in some cases up to eight weeks, will lengthen the already long waiting list for operations in our public hospitals, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

"It makes no sense to shut operating theatres for 8 weeks when there are more than 58,000 patients on the surgical waiting list,” Mrs Skinner said.

Future State Funding In Doubt - Coalition Concerns Realised
Written by Mike Baird MP
The NSW Premier and Treasurer must immediately meet with the Prime Minister to allay the NSW Liberal/Nationals long-held concerns that the Federal Government’s bank guarantee would hamper the State’s ability to borrow money for essential infrastructure, Shadow Minister for Finance Mike Baird said today.

Labor Rejects Opportunity To Have Ministers Report Corruption
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP
The NSW Government today rejected an opportunity to strengthen the powers of the State’s anti-corruption agency, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and impose an obligation upon Ministers to report possible corrupt conduct NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell said today.

In a debate on amendments to the ICAC Act in Parliament the Rees Labor Government refused to support Coalition amendments to impose an explicit duty on Ministers of the Crown to report alleged corrupt conduct to ICAC.

New Contaminated Land Management Rules Will Dump Problems In Court
Written by Pru Goward MP
Flawed legislation forced through the NSW Parliament by the State Labor Government will make land management more uncertain for NSW property owners and business, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Environment Pru Goward said today.

Ms Goward said changes to the Contaminated Land Management Act have created new uncertainties that will need expensive court cases to sort out.

Even Rudd Govt Says Della Bosca’s Mini-Budget Blood Tax Could Be Illegal
Written by Jillian Skinner MP
The $26 million blood tax introduced by John Della Bosca in Labor’s mini-budget has been slammed by the Rudd Government because it could breach national blood regulations, Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

The Australian Private Hospitals Association has also taken out full-page advertisements in newspapers today urging families to lobby their local Labor MP to oppose the blood tax.

Strait Jacket Or Sedation - Patients Hit By Government Planning Failure
Written by Greg Aplin MP
The withdrawal of NSW Police from inter-hospital transfers of patients with mental illness could see strait jackets and chemical sedation being used because of the State Labor Government’s failure to plan alternative secure transport, Shadow Minister for Mental Health Greg Aplin said today.

Labor Neglect: 18 Yr Old Heart Patient Forced To Wait For Surgery
Written by Barry O'Farrell MP & Jillian Skinner MP
After waiting several months for heart surgery, 18-year-old Raymond Terrace woman Kirra Notley was told this week her scheduled surgery has been cancelled because the State Labor Government has failed to fund enough intensive care beds, NSW Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell and Shadow Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said today.

Ms Notley has a hole in her heart, which has grown from 17 millimetres in size to more than 27 millimetres in just four weeks.

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