Labor Leader Rebecca White has called on Health Minister Michael Ferguson to come clean on whether he received the damning Auditor-General’s report into Tasmania’s health crisis before this year’s Budget.
Minister Ferguson refused to answer the question
in Parliament today and needs to confess immediately.
The Health Minister’s refusal to answer comes as
it was reported that the health budget could be cut by up to $160 million.
“If Michael Ferguson was aware of the report
before the Budget and still accepted cuts to health spending, then he is an
even worse Health Minister than we thought he was,” Ms White said.
“The Auditor-General has called for urgent
action which must be implemented.
“The Auditor-General has reinforced what Labor has been saying for years – Tasmania has a health crisis.”
Rebecca White MP