Beachmere Fundraiser Questions/Suggestions/Complaints for Local MP Susan Lamb
- Hi there everyone, as you know I have my first fundraiser next Tuesday and my local federal member will be there from 9.30 to 10.30 so I am in the middle of drafting up a list of questions, suggestions, and complaints to give to her on the day and would appreciate any input you guys might have to add to it. This is an awesome opportunity to speak face to face with a federal politician and have her take our ides to Canberra. I will dot point for simplicity and feel free to add anything ive missed... I'm surfe the chemo brain will kick in whilst I'm typing! and I will copy and paste it into the document for her. I am dot pointing in summary and will elaborate more in the final document
- Easier Access to some superannuation for anyone diagnosed with a life threatening illness or condition both terminal and treatable and to be able to access to at least pay the mortgage/bills whilst not being able to work without having to have the threat of the bank taking your home first or having to use every last cent of saving before access is allowed. And access for out of pocket medical expenses if people decide to use the private system, at present if you can be treated publically then no access allowed for private out of pocket expenses
- Access to a Centrelink benefit for example a temporary DSP or interest free loan to help support whilst having treatment without the bullshit thresholds (not even the minimum wage currently) and red tape. Even if this has to be repaid once well and working again but also to be continued if required due to side effects from treatment without penalty. Students and apprentice's have the privilege of loans/payments and we've paid tax our whole working lives so why not us?
- No up front cost for prosthetics and having to wait weeks for the Medicare rebate to be refunded
- Access to free long term allied health professionals - not just the lousy 5 allowed per year through care plans and enhance primary care referrals to increase mobility and improve quality of life post treatment. So many cant afford to continue with physio etc due to financial constraints or access is limited especially in regional areas. Also increase to the current mental health EPC visits (currently 10 per year - that's only one visit funded every 5 or so weeks) so emotional support can be more regular and beneficial
- Better support from Centrelink to complete forms and discuss options with people to help reduce the current wait time and time on hold and reduced the time processing applications.
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