The Greens want to see universal access to publicly funded primary dental care. The Greens’ plan to bring dental care into Medicare means the mouth is treated like any other part of the body.
10 May 2011
The Australian Greens say the first steps have been taken towards a national dental care scheme, with the Government making an initial commitment in tonight’s budget.
07 May 2011
The Australian Greens continue to push for action on dental care to be included in Tuesday's budget.
11 Feb 2011
The Australian Greens today urged federal and state leaders to boost mental health services and work towards a national, universal public dental care scheme amid the debate about the mechanism for health funding at Sunday's Council of Australian Governments meeting.
Joint Press Conference - Australian Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown, and Greens health spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert – in Canberra today
11 Feb 2011
Senator Bob Brown and Senator Rachel Siewert urge state and federal leaders to boost mental health services and work towards a national, universal public dental care scheme.
Senator Brown also vows to take on Rio Tinto, whose profit bonanza will benefit its more than 70-percent foreign shareholders, and other heavyweights as companies prepare to fight efforts to develop an alternative to coal and the Greens’ push to put an effective price on carbon.
He also expressed his concern about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s intransigence and any move to give greater powers to General Omar Suleiman who has a reputation as a torturer and murderer.
17 Aug 2010
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has used a Public Health Association of Australia forum in Perth today to outline Greens’ suite of health policies ahead of Saturday’s election.
19 Jul 2010
Everyone has the right to timely, high-quality healthcare. The Greens want to target our health dollars where they will do the greatest good to improve the health of all Australians.
12 May 2010
The Australian Greens are urging the Government to continue negotiations which would expand the $7.3 billion health reform package by including overhauls to aged care, dental and mental health services.