This morning I issued a release congratulating Federal Labor's former Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury for his new strategic leadership role with the OECD.Add your reaction Share
ANDREW LEIGH MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMPETITION
MEMBER FOR FRASER
DAVID BRADBURY TO LEAD OECD TAX POLICY AND STATISTICS DIVISION
Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, has warmly congratulated former Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury on his appointment to a strategic role with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The OECD undertook a competitive and global selection process to choose Mr Bradbury as the new head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division based in Paris.
From next month Mr Bradbury will be in charge of raising the profile of tax policy analysis work at the OECD.
“David has an international reputation for his strong leadership and understanding of the taxation of multinational enterprises. He and Wayne Swan led the Australian debate on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting and modernising Australia’s transfer pricing laws.”
Mr Bradbury, a former tax lawyer, was Assistant Treasurer under the previous Labor Government, with responsibilities in including taxation reforms. He was instrumental in establishing Australia’s first and vital national regulator of the not-for-profit sector.
“I congratulate David and wish him well in his new and important role,” added Dr Leigh.
TUESDAY 25 MARCH, 2014
CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
ANDREW LEIGH MP
MEMBER FOR FRASER
MORE FRONTLINE HEALTH SERVICES BEING DELIVERED BY LABOR
Residents in Canberra’s north now have better access to general practitioners, nurses, pathologists, dieticians, counsellors and a range of other allied health practitioners after the opening of the GP Super Clinic in Bruce.
This facility partners with the University of Canberra and integrates teaching, training and research.
More than 3 million MBS items have been delivered through the GP Super Clinics program across Australia, and GP Super Clinics are providing better access to primary care and delivering healthcare, despite the lack of support for better primary care infrastructure by the Abbott government.
There are already nine GPs treating patients from the new clinic in Bruce with the capacity to expand to 18 doctors along with supporting services. This will help meet the expected demand coming from the growth in Canberra’s northern suburbs into the future.
‘GP Super Clinics are providing better access to bulk-billing services as well as after-hours access to doctors across the country,’ said Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King.
‘This Super Clinic will also enhance the area’s medical training capacity through a partnership with the University of Canberra and provides access to pathology labs, radiology and pharmacy,’ Ms King said.
‘I have been a strong advocate for a Super Clinic on Canberra’s Northside, and was pleased to attend the sod-turning ceremony in February 2013 with former Health Minister Tanya Plibersek,’ said Member for Fraser, Dr Andrew Leigh.
‘The Liberals have never seen a GP Super Clinic they didn’t want to block. Without Labor’s commitment to better health care and better medical training, Canberrans would not be benefiting from this first-rate facility.’
The funding agreement for this GP Super Clinic was signed in May 2012, construction commenced in March last year and it is officially opening today, having commenced operations in February.
TUESDAY, 25 MARCH 2014
On ABC NewsRadio, I spoke about the impact of Coalition cuts on the Treasury, as highlighted by Martin Parkinson's recent speech. Here's a podcast.Add your reaction Share