BALLIEU OFFERS UP YET ANOTHER UNDETAILED, UNCOSTED PROMISE

BALLIEU OFFERS UP YET ANOTHER UNDETAILED, UNCOSTED PROMISE

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 in Election Media Release, News

Ted Baillieu has been caught out making promises to families in Castlemaine that he will never be able to deliver, Health Minister Daniel Andrews said today.

“Yet again, Mr Baillieu is throwing around money like it grows on trees but refuses to hand over his policy to the independent Victorian Treasury for verification,” Mr Andrews said.

“No voter in Castlemaine will believe he will actually cough up the money when he can’t even say how he will be able to afford any of his promises he’s announced in the past few weeks.

“It’s easy to criticise our dedicated doctors and nurses who do a fantastic job caring for Victorians – but it’s harder to offer the vision and plans on how you will support them.

“Only Labor has a detailed, fully-costed, fully-funded plan to boost the number of nurses and doctors, treat more patients and build or open 941 beds.

“Mr Baillieu offers only words, not real policies to treat more patients.”

Mr Andrews said Labor had provided strong support to Castlemaine Hospital.

“Unlike the Liberal party whose record on health is closing regional hospitals and sacking nurses, Labor has provided $12.8 million to improve Castlemaine Hospital including $9.9 million to a residential aged care redevelopment, as well as significant increases in funding,” he said.

“Mr Baillieu has also promised to rip up the historic health agreement, turning his back on 444 extra beds for Victorians.

“Mr Baillieu is throwing around money with one hand to buy votes, and with the other he is announcing he will send money back to Canberra, effectively shutting beds.”

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