Have just been scouring around for bits of interest to keep me distracted from work, and have come with a couple of things I felt I just had to post.
Tony Abbott admitting freely and openly that the wheels are falling off dental health;
- that the Howard government’s dental program (for which he is responsible) is a “nightmare”; and
- that the Keating government’s program (which was promptly scrapped upon the ascension of Howard) “did reduce waiting times … no doubt about that”.
Keating’s program was not only more effective in the provision of public dental services, but, as Tony Abbott himself says;
“the Keating government's program was less over four years than the Federal Government is putting towards dental services in a single year by the private health insurance rebate.”Aah ... the beauty of the two tiered health system. Don't worry if it is more expensive and inefficient - deny access to some, simply because you can. (Thanks to Robert for pointing me here).
And thanks to the squid fanatics for showing me that people found a sea serpent at City Beach in Perth.
How cool. I miss City Beach – clean white sand, the crisp waves, large mysterious sea creatures. Don’t really get that in Melbourne.
And one more thing. I went and saw Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical last night. I thought it was pretty lame and vacuous. Desci disagrees, saying that it was;
“Worth every cent of the free ticket.”Am glad that I didn’t pay for my ticket too, but I sort of feel shafted because I bought a program.