Senator Gary Humphries has accused the ACT Labor government of ignoring the costs of the carbon tax on Canberran hospitals. Most of Australia has by now released information about the additional costs to hospitals, but the ACT is yet to do so.
“The ACT Labor government says it is still conducting analysis to examine how much the carbon tax will impact our ailing health system”, Senator Gary Humphries said today.
“However, the evidence is that the carbon tax will impose costs which will impact on service and for which there is no compensation payable.
“The ACT government seems anxious to ‘look the other way’ when it comes to extra health costs, but Canberrans will suffer.
[…]“The Chief Minister has to put Canberra first and provide much needed clarity to our health system”, Senator Humphries concluded.