Labor will always support would-be and new parents, that is why we announced our policy to end the newborn screening testing lottery by introducing a universal screening program.
The Morrison Government should immediately come to the table and match this policy, increasing the number of conditions tested from around 25 to 80. They have had a decade to bring the states together and make this a reality but have put it in the “too hard” basket.
An Albanese Labor Government will support the fertility dreams of cancer patients and those with genetic conditions by matching the Government’s announcement to cut the costs of Medicare-funded assisted reproductive technology services.
No matter the election result, more than 6,000 Australians will be reassured that there will no longer be additional stresses when going through their pregnancy journey.
Labor will also match the Government’s pledge to subsidise the storage costs of preserving embryos and deliver perinatal mental health and wellbeing services.
Only Labor can be trusted to protect and strengthen Medicare for all Australians.