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Health is important to everyone, but how is it travelling in the upcoming SA State Election? Is it getting the policy prescriptions it needs? Here we look at what the Liberal Party has just announced ... future articles will provide updates on where Labor, the Greens, and SA Best are at, health-wise.


On  Sunday 4 February 2018, the SA Liberal Party launched its 2018 state election campaign, with its 'Strong Plan for Real Change'. Liberal leader Steven Marshall described it as "not just a collection of policies; it’s a series of achievable milestones that have been crafted for the long-term benefit of our state". The theme was "more jobs, lower costs and better services". You can read the media release here.

The policy set seems to offer notably more for health than last election, which can only be a good thing. But what exactly is on the table?

For the convenience of AMA(SA) members, and others with an interest and concern on health matters, we have collated a quick list of the Liberal Party's health-related policies - and some with a health angle - below.

We will also be reporting on the health announcements of other parties, and responses to the AMA(SA)'s pre-election policy platform - our Election Priorities 2018: A People-First Health Strategy for South Australia. So keep your eye out for more. This page may also be updated as more information is released.

For now though, here is a quick overview of what the 'Strong Plan' offers, health-wise. AMA(SA) members' feedback is welcome, just email eva@amasa.org.au.

HEALTH POLICIES

POLICIES WITH A HEALTH ANGLE

Published 5 February 2017