Talks of a new state income tax to pay for Victoria’s health funding
UPDATE: The PM has held a media conference on the new state income tax proposition.
Malcolm Turnbull proposes working together with the states by reducing the federal income tax by an agreed percentage.
Allowing the state to levy a their own income tax equal to the amount withdrawn from the federal government.
CLICK PLAY TO LISTEN TO THE PRIME MINISTERS PROPOSAL
Could their be a new state income tax thrown in the works? Or is it just a – ‘thought bubble’?
A $73.2 million dollar cut to Victorias health system could see the Williamstown emergency department on the chopping block, and Sandringham’s operating hours cut in half.
Staff at the Alfred Hospital could also find their jobs made to be redundant if nothing is done.
The Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennesey is taking her fight to the High Court of Australia in hopes the PM will reverse the cuts.
State and territory leaders will sit down with the Turnbull government at a COAG meeting on Friday to discuss health funding.
Jill Hennesey claims – ‘The victorian health system is the most efficient in the country’ – and rejects the idea of a new state income tax.
CLICK PLAY TO LISTEN TO NEIL MITCHELL AND JILL HENNESEY DISCUSS THE HEALTH FUND CRISIS