Federal election 2019: Dutton's apology over disability slur 'humble thing to do', says PM – politics live


Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are expected in Victoria as Pauline Hanson’s One Nation slumps to 4% in latest Newspoll. All the day’s events, live

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Michael Sukkar, who did not answer questions during Scott Morrison’s press conference, but did nod like his life depended on it (I suppose his political life does), also did not answer questions after the press conference, about his leadership support for Peter Dutton.

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But Scott Morrison seized upon it today:

Today we have seen again that Labor doesn’t know how to manage money. Even on their own health policy, on their cancer policy it is around their ankles today – $6.8bn in a black hole because they simply don’t know how the health system works.

There are 421 Medicare items that relate to cancer treatment. There is over 100 that relate, particularly, to oncology. If you simply take what the out-of-pocket is between the AMA’s recommended price and what the Medicare rebate is, it is over $6bn over the next four years.

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