Tony Abbot called for the introduction of a Medicare-funded dental system on Tuesday this week. The Opposition Leader stated in his first major speech for the year that cheaper dentistry was “an aspiration not a commitment” and that such a program would not be possible until the Budget returns to a strong surplus.
Because, on closer inspection, Tony Abbot didn’t actually say anything. All he did was promise to think about introducing a dental element to the current Medicare system after “the Budget returns to a strong surplus”.
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