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Free Dental and Mental Health Care for Rural and Regional Communities in WA

The Greens today announced their commitment to providing people in rural and regional communities with access to free mental and dental health care through Medicare.

The commitment is part of the Greens’ broader $77.6 billion investment into free dental care over the decade for all Australians, which was also announced today. Under the plan, people will still be able to choose their dentist and routine and therapeutic dental services will be bulk-billed or rebated.

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Greens Call on McGowan to prioritise prevention, financial and health supports before opening up.

The Greens (WA) are committed to ensuring everyone is able to access health supports when they need it.  

The Greens (WA) are calling on the WA State Government to commit to providing people with more support before opening up Western Australia to interstate and international visitors.

The 11 point plan, announced by Australian Greens Health Spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John and Greens (WA) Health Spokesperson Brad Pettitt MLC, will ensure everyone is able to access prevention measures, and the financial and health supports they need to recover from COVID-19. 

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Plan to Tackle Housing Crisis in Regional WA

The Australian Greens have announced that in the balance of power after the next election, they will push a plan to build one million, publicly owned, affordable fully-accessible homes across Australia, with 25,000 across Regional WA. 

The Greens' push for secure housing comes as property prices surge to record highs, and a generation has been locked out of homeownership.

Greens Senator for Western Australia, Jordon Steele-John:

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Greens release Economic Recovery Plan creating 76,000 WA jobs

Young people will be guaranteed a job, secure income, and free education under a new Greens recovery plan to build ‘a better normal’ and restart the economy after the coronavirus economic shock.

The vision for a debt-financed recovery reaffirms the government’s role in responding to the crisis, and rejects the austerity approaches offered by the Liberal and Labor parties, charting a course for a government-led recovery that extends Australia’s social services, instead of slashing funding for education, healthcare, and the environment.

 

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Government must clarify future of Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre

WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John has called on the Federal Government to clarify rumours circulating about the future of Yongah Hill Detention Centre, after fires tore through the facility earlier this week.

“I’ve been to Yongah Hill and the experience is one I will never forget. It is a cold, mechanical and dehumanising place that is representative of the broader system created by the major parties over the last two decades,” Senator Steele-John said.

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