Money for mates but not hospital funding

Last week, health ministers from Australia’s eight states and territories asked for immediate additional funding from the federal government to inject more resources into public hospitals as the country reopens:

“States and territories are under unrelenting strain due to the current Covid-19 demands and the pre-existing trend of increased hospital activity,” the ministers said in a letter to federal health minister Greg Hunt.

“We are entering into the most critical phase of the Covid-19 pandemic response for our hospital systems.

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