ACT Election – the ACT Greens respond
In the lead up to the ACT election we’ve asked all the major parties to agree to putting hearing as a national health priority on the agenda at COAG if they win government on October 15. The Greens have responded first. Here’s what they said.
Thank you for your letter regarding the “Break the Sound Barrier” campaign.
I am responding as the ACT Greens Spokesperson for Health. I agree wholeheartedly that hearing loss, deafness, chronic ear disorders and related balance issues are major issues that need national attention.
Indeed, I grew up with a stepfather who was born without ears, and hence hearing and the evolution of new technologies has played a large part in his life, and in ours, as family members.
The ACT Greens would be happy to commit to sponsoring and supporting hearing as a National Health Priority on the COAG agenda, noting the distinct disadvantage facing people with hearing loss in many aspects of daily life that most take for granted.
You can also find other ACT Greens policies on health matters here: http://www.actgreens.org.au/policies
ACT Greens Spokesperson for Health