Shadow Assistant Treasurer talks budgets and ageing at Golf Club

Richmond Golf Club was the venue for a Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce business lunch today, featuring Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh MP and Labor candidate for Macquarie Susan Templeman.

Mr Leigh spoke on Labor's focus for the upcoming election, its budget promises and invited questions from the audience comprising local business people from the Hawkesbury Chamber, members of Hawkesbury Probus, Nova Employment Richmond and Richmond Club Group.

Among the topics touched on were aged care funding and later in life support, hospital funding, Labor's optic-fibre NBN strategy and the outer orbital rail network linking north west and western Sydney.

One of the questions posed was from Richmond Club Group and Hawkesbury Living aged care CEO Kimberley Talbot:
"What's Labor's position on active funding since the Government has cut $1.6 billion out of active funding devastating the aged care industry, claiming every provider is ripping the Government off."

Mr Leigh's reply if Labor is elected they will carry out a major review and reform of the way aged care servies are provided, but they cannot guarantee reversing or getting the funding back. Labor will focus on active ageing he said.

Main picture (l-r): Richmond Club Group CEO Kimberley Talbot, Richmond Club Group director Di Finch, Andrew Leigh MP and Susan Templeman Labor candidate for Macquarie at Richmond Golf Club. 

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