Indigenous australians to pay price of ir laws in WA
The WA Parliament has begun debate on laws that would change how indigenous people pay for their health care in WA.
The bill would give native people the right to sue doctors for failing to provide “adequate and timely” health care.
The bill was first introduced in the South Australian State Assembly in May, and has since gone through three stages of legislative work in the Upper House.
The first part will allow aboriginal people to force doctors to take up to five per cent of their patients’ health care costs in cases of “significant medical emergency or protracted and severe illness”.
The bill will now pass to the Lower House and the Western Australian Senate, where the amendments could potentinatyasastra.comally be voted on.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ARTIS) WA chief executive John Robertson says the Bill’s new provisions on health care are needed.
“We’ve worked very hard to get to where we are today, where we can achieve parity for indigenous people,” he said.
“For the past five years the WA Parliament has passed a number of bills which have been made entirely of amendments for us from the backbenches, and we’ve been asking the Minister, who’s an appointed member of the WA Liberal Party더킹카지노, to bring these things forward.
“He has done that and it’s about time that they were passed and implemented as the current legislation.”
The bi바카라ll will also give indigenous people the right to sue doctors for failing to provide “adequate and timely” health care.
In response, Indigenous lawyer David Nelms said the new legislation gave Indigenous peoples the right to demand the right to access health and social assistance.
“The people of these indigenous lands and in fact our sovereign lands, they may not necessarily feel that they can afford to pay for those services but they are entitled to receive some sort of compensation,” Mr Nelms said.
“If there is ever a medical emergency, medical help, the people of this country may well not have a choice but to go for those services from those who they’re paying for them to obtain.”
The bill is currently being written by WA State Parliament Clerk, Andrew Sattler, as well as former attorney-general, Scott Ludlam.
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