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Health professionals back Labor's plan.

NSWNA General Secretary Brett Holmes said, 'This approach is forward thinking and commendable. It will take pressure off our hospitals and centre health care in our communities where it is most effective.'

AMA President Dr Rosanna Capolingua said: 'Overall this looks like a well-thought-out strategy to juggle the competing demands of a health budget and the community's increasing health needs.'

Cancer Council chief executive Professor Ian Oliver said: 'Prevention is always better than cure and the Opposition's announcement heralds the kind of change in approach Australia needs to reduce the burden of cancer.'

The Australian General Practice Net work, Public Health Association of Australia, Catholic Health Australia, Medicines Australia and the Mental Health Council of Australia also support Labor's plan.
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Title Annotation:CHOICES IN THE 2007 FEDERAL ELECTION
Publication:The Lamp
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Aug 1, 2007
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