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29 Jun 2016 — Hi everyone,

Thank you for all the work you have done defending Medicare, and our health services, from the Turnbull Government’s cuts.

The Greens believe that health is an investment, not a cost. We have no greater resource as a nation than our health.

The Greens have committed to reversing the Abbott-Turnbull government’s cuts to healthcare and hospitals, and we’ll reverse the freeze on Medicare indexation to provide greater access to all Australians to bulk billing.

Patient access to the healthcare they need is the cornerstone Australia’s universal health system and the Government’s cut to the bulk billing incentive for pathology and imaging will mean more Australians are forced to pay to access essential pap smears, x-rays and blood tests, or go without them altogether. Your wealth should never determine your health, and the Greens will continue fight this senseless cut.

More than simply reversing cuts, the Greens have a vision for a properly funded health system.

That means legislating to commit the Commonwealth sharing the cost of hospitals with the states – an injection of over $4 billion dollars to 2020, and much more beyond. This will lock in a long-term funding formula to prevent reckless cuts in the future and stop cost-shifting between governments.

If the Greens hold a balance of power on July 2nd we will make bringing dental care into Medicare a core negotiating priority. It was a huge disappointment to discover yesterday that the Labor Party intends to scrap medicare funded dental care for kids along with the Liberals. Oral health is a crucial part of our overall health, and it makes no sense to treat the mouth differently to any other party of the body.

As a former doctor; ensuring that every Australian has access to affordable, accessible and universal healthcare is a core priority of mine and one of the key reasons why I decided to join the Greens back in 2000.

Voting for the Greens on July 2nd means more than just ending the attack on our health care. It means investing in hospitals, preventative medicine, mental health and primary care.

You can find out more about our priorities here: greens.org.au/healthcare

Yours,
Richard Di Natale
Leader of the Australian Greens

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Hi everyone, Thank you for all the work you have done defending Medicare, and our health services, from the Turnbull Government’s cuts. The Greens believe that health is an investment, not a cost. We have no greater resource as a nation than our health. The Greens have committed to reversing the Abbott-Turnbull government’s cuts to healthcare and hospitals, and we’ll reverse the freeze on Medicare indexation to provide greater access to all...
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A growing number of racial harassment incidents have been reported after the Brexit vote, with fears the result served to validate xenophobia in the UK.
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The only time I would pull someone's life support ! #Assadisawarcriminal   #protecthumanity   #Wakeupworld   #Breakthesilence   #FreeSyria  
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Beirut -  He is mourned and remembered far beyond Syria and the modest patch of earth where he now rests. The death of Syrian citizen journalist Khaled al-Essa has raised further questions about the risks facing journalists and media activists covering the conflict in Syria.
Essa, 24, from Kafranbel in the northern Idlib countryside, had become one of the most recognisable faces among the Syrian activists and journalists still working inside the country, bringing images of the aftermath of air strikes on civilian areas to the outside world.
On June 16, Essa, and fellow citizen journalist Hadi al-Abdullah, were critically wounded in an apparent assassination attempt in Aleppo. The bombing, reportedly caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) left just outside Abdullah's home in a rebel-held part of the city, came just days after both activists were injured in a barrel bomb attack on Aleppo’s Jisr al-Haj, where the two were reporting.
Bloodied and bandaged, Essa and Abdullah were photographed back at work the next day although they were said to be in a critical condition following the IED attack. Essa was taken to Turkey for emergency treatment.
Activists had been working to get Essa out of Turkey so that he could receive life-saving treatment in Germany. On Friday, the German Foreign Ministry reportedly secured Essa a visa. However, it came too late.
He succumbed to his injuries shortly after 11pm that night.
 
Beirut -  He is mourned and remembered far beyond Syria and the modest patch of earth where he now rests. The death of Syrian citizen journalist Khaled al-Essa has raised further questions about the risks facing journalists and media activists covering the conflict in Syria.
Essa, 24, from Kafranbel in the northern Idlib countryside, had become one of the most recognisable faces among the Syrian activists and journalists still working inside the country, bringing images of the aftermath of air strikes on civilian areas to the outside world.
On June 16, Essa, and fellow citizen journalist Hadi al-Abdullah, were critically wounded in an apparent assassination attempt in Aleppo. The bombing, reportedly caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) left just outside Abdullah's home in a rebel-held part of the city, came just days after both activists were injured in a barrel bomb attack on Aleppo’s Jisr al-Haj, where the two were reporting.
Bloodied and bandaged, Essa and Abdullah were photographed back at work the next day although they were said to be in a critical condition following the IED attack. Essa was taken to Turkey for emergency treatment.
Activists had been working to get Essa out of Turkey so that he could receive life-saving treatment in Germany. On Friday, the German Foreign Ministry reportedly secured Essa a visa. However, it came too late.
He succumbed to his injuries shortly after 11pm that night.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/reporting-syria-direct-threat-160628061015960.html
Attempts to silence Syrian journalists and activists continue unabated by the regime and armed rebel groups.
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+Jacob Kretan A great loss indeed. This is not the first time Assad has attacked journalists in Syria and will not be the last. I know of a family that is still waiting on news of their loved one who was also a journalist reporting against Assad's crimes. If you can help me find out what happened to Jihad he has been missing since being abducted by the regime 3 years ago. His wife just wants him home she misses him terribly.  http://socialistworker.org/2015/02/10/syrias-mothers-of-the-disappeared
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These two young girls in  #Syria  are the picture of #innocence - but they sit in front of a wall completely riddled with bullet holes #WakeupWorld   #Breakthesilence   #Protecthumanity   #Protectthechildren  
 
These two young girls in  #Syria  are the picture of #innocence - but they sit in front of a wall completely riddled with bullet holes #WakeupWorld   #Breakthesilence   #Protecthumanity   #Protectthechildren  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3662734/Bullet-holes-walls-secret-lessons-caves-Syria-s-children-educated-despite-country-s-devastating-civil-war.html#ixzz4CvH36TOZ
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They live in the most war-torn and dangerous country in the world, and have had the innocence of their childhoods stolen away from them.
But children in Syria who still want to learn are being taught in underground caves by brave teachers who risk their safety daily to provide their charges with an education.
Syrian student Ali Khaled Stouf has to walk down several steps into a hole in the ground to get inside his school - a cave.
#savetherest   #savethesyrianchildren   #notatarget   #letthemlearn   #hero   #protectthechildren   #protecthumanity   #breakthesilence   #Wakeupworld   #WhereistheUN   #ShameontheUN  
 
They live in the most war-torn and dangerous country in the world, and have had the innocence of their childhoods stolen away from them.
But children in Syria who still want to learn are being taught in underground caves by brave teachers who risk their safety daily to provide their charges with an education.
Syrian student Ali Khaled Stouf has to walk down several steps into a hole in the ground to get inside his school - a cave.
#savetherest   #savethesyrianchildren   #notatarget   #letthemlearn   #hero   #protectthechildren   #protecthumanity   #breakthesilence   #Wakeupworld   #WhereistheUN   #ShameontheUN  


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3662734/Bullet-holes-walls-secret-lessons-caves-Syria-s-children-educated-despite-country-s-devastating-civil-war.html#ixzz4CvFG9jcO
Children in Syria who still want to learn are being taught in underground caves by brave teachers who risk their safety daily to provide their charges with an education.
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Furniture giant Ikea says it is recalling its hugely popular Malm model of chest of drawers after six children were crushed to death when the chests tipped over.
"Today, IKEA US and IKEA Canada will launch a local recall of chests of drawers in North America only," a spokeswoman for the Ikea group, Kajsa Johansson, said.
US media reported that 29 million chests of drawers were being recalled. Ikea was to issue a statement later on Tuesday in the US and Canada.
Ms Johansson stressed that the drawers "meet all mandatory stability requirements on all markets where sold", and said the furniture was "safe when anchored to the wall" as instructed.
The Swedish group said six deaths had been reported in the past 13 years involving Ikea chests of drawers, all in the US, including three since 2014. None of the chests had been anchored to the wall.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-29/ikea-to-recall-chests-of-drawers-after-child-deaths/7552132
Furniture giant Ikea says it is recalling its hugely popular Malm model of chest of drawers after six children were killed.
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Beirut -  He is mourned and remembered far beyond Syria and the modest patch of earth where he now rests. The death of Syrian citizen journalist Khaled al-Essa has raised further questions about the risks facing journalists and media activists covering the conflict in Syria.
Essa, 24, from Kafranbel in the northern Idlib countryside, had become one of the most recognisable faces among the Syrian activists and journalists still working inside the country, bringing images of the aftermath of air strikes on civilian areas to the outside world.
On June 16, Essa, and fellow citizen journalist Hadi al-Abdullah, were critically wounded in an apparent assassination attempt in Aleppo. The bombing, reportedly caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) left just outside Abdullah's home in a rebel-held part of the city, came just days after both activists were injured in a barrel bomb attack on Aleppo’s Jisr al-Haj, where the two were reporting.
Bloodied and bandaged, Essa and Abdullah were photographed back at work the next day although they were said to be in a critical condition following the IED attack. Essa was taken to Turkey for emergency treatment.
Activists had been working to get Essa out of Turkey so that he could receive life-saving treatment in Germany. On Friday, the German Foreign Ministry reportedly secured Essa a visa. However, it came too late.
He succumbed to his injuries shortly after 11pm that night.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/reporting-syria-direct-threat-160628061015960.html
Attempts to silence Syrian journalists and activists continue unabated by the regime and armed rebel groups.
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Several activists celebrated Essa's work following the news of his death. "Without Khaled; many insights into the brutality of the Assad [regime] would not have been possible," wrote Palestinian-Syrian activist and blogger Salim Salamah.
"Without him, as well, many insights into the beauty of Syrians and their resistance would not have been possible."
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These two young girls in  #Syria  are the picture of #innocence - but they sit in front of a wall completely riddled with bullet holes #WakeupWorld   #Breakthesilence   #Protecthumanity   #Protectthechildren  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3662734/Bullet-holes-walls-secret-lessons-caves-Syria-s-children-educated-despite-country-s-devastating-civil-war.html#ixzz4CvH36TOZ
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They live in the most war-torn and dangerous country in the world, and have had the innocence of their childhoods stolen away from them.
But children in Syria who still want to learn are being taught in underground caves by brave teachers who risk their safety daily to provide their charges with an education.
Syrian student Ali Khaled Stouf has to walk down several steps into a hole in the ground to get inside his school - a cave.
#savetherest   #savethesyrianchildren   #notatarget   #letthemlearn   #hero   #protectthechildren   #protecthumanity   #breakthesilence   #Wakeupworld   #WhereistheUN   #ShameontheUN  


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3662734/Bullet-holes-walls-secret-lessons-caves-Syria-s-children-educated-despite-country-s-devastating-civil-war.html#ixzz4CvFG9jcO
Children in Syria who still want to learn are being taught in underground caves by brave teachers who risk their safety daily to provide their charges with an education.
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The Bastard eats while his people starve to death :(
The Syrian government has released rare photographs showing President Bashar al-Assad on the frontline, in an apparent show of strength after recent battle gains.
Assad was pictured breaking his fast during Ramadan with soldiers at the Marj al-Sultan airport base, in the Eastern Ghouta region of the capital Damascus, which was retaken from rebel groups earlier this month. 
Much of the opposition-held suburb has been blockaded by the regime since anti-government protests began in 2012. With little food and aid allowed in, thousands of residents are suffering from malnutrition and several have starved to death. 
“To me, this meal is the most delicious meal in my life,” Assad told troops and reporters gathered on Sunday night.  #savetherest   #savethesyrianchildren   #breakthesiege   #Assadwarcrimes   #Starvationisnotanoption   #Starvationisawarcrime  
 
The Bastard eats while his people starve to death :(
The Syrian government has released rare photographs showing President Bashar al-Assad on the frontline, in an apparent show of strength after recent battle gains.
Assad was pictured breaking his fast during Ramadan with soldiers at the Marj al-Sultan airport base, in the Eastern Ghouta region of the capital Damascus, which was retaken from rebel groups earlier this month. 
Much of the opposition-held suburb has been blockaded by the regime since anti-government protests began in 2012. With little food and aid allowed in, thousands of residents are suffering from malnutrition and several have starved to death. 
“To me, this meal is the most delicious meal in my life,” Assad told troops and reporters gathered on Sunday night.  #savetherest   #savethesyrianchildren   #breakthesiege   #Assadwarcrimes   #Starvationisnotanoption   #Starvationisawarcrime  
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/27/syria-releases-photos-of-assad-breaking-fast-near-besieged-area/
The Syrian government has released rare photographs showing President Bashar al-Assad on the frontline, in an apparent show of strength after recent battle gains.
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As Assad and much of Syria broke its fast last night, Russian and Syrian air strikes over the eastern city of Deir Ezzor left 82 people dead, including 25 children. They had targeted a mosque during prayer time.
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