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2017-18 Budget Submission Launch: Health counts

Posted 08 March 2017

The VHA hosted a successful budget submission launch at Parliament House on Tuesday afternoon. VHA CEO Tom Symondson welcomed VHA members, Members of Parliament, partners and supporters, giving a summary of the key highlights of the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Submission.

“Our submission, ‘Health Counts’, calls on the government to build a health system for the future by targeting investment in the areas of Melbourne experiencing population booms, addressing workforce shortfalls and delivering care to those who need it most,” Mr Symondson said.

“Doctors, nurses and midwives, allied health professionals and support workers are the Victorian public health and aged care system’s greatest asset.”

Last year, the Andrews Government adopted many of the VHA’s recommendations, including unprecedented investment in rural and regional health capital.

The 2017-18 Victorian State Budget will be handed down on Tuesday 2 May, a week prior to the Federal Budget on Tuesday 9 May.

Download the 2017-18 VHA Victorian Budget Submission here 

The VHA will host a members-only 'Budget breakdown' once the state and federal budgets are handed down. This breakfast event will be on 10 May at 7:30am for an 8am start.

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