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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 361 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 April 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

HEALTH — FEDERAL LABOR POLICY

361. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the Minister for Health's media statement on 18 March 2019 entitled ''Health funding boost for WA under a Shorten Labor Government''.

(1) What involvement did the minister, his office or the Department of Health have with the federal Labor Party in developing the $110 million election commitment?

(2) Please table any correspondence between the minister, his office or the Department of Health and the federal Labor Party about this announcement.

(3) Now that the federal Labor Party has committed to the redevelopment of Laverton Hospital, when will the state Labor government do the same?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I am advised the following.

(1)–(2) The McGowan government is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for all Western Australians. As such, we have worked and will continue to work with both the federal government and the opposition on how they can best contribute to ensuring that Western Australian patients are always put first.

(3) The Western Australian Country Health Service has finalised the development of a revised business case for the Laverton health service for consideration by government as part of the 2019–20 budget process. All announcements about government projects within the 2019–20 budget will be announced in due course.