Greens congratulate medical professionals standing up for children in detention

Royal Childrens Hospital staff protest child detention

The Australian Greens have congratulated doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for taking a strong stand against children in detention today.

"I left medicine to go into politics for the exact same reason that these health workers are making a stand today: we've got to fix the factors that make people sick. By locking up innocent people, denying them decent medical care and stripping them of all hope we are actively creating harm," said Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale.

Denticare for Kids

Denticare for Aussie Kids

The Greens have made dental health reform a top public health priority. As part of our agreement with Labor to form government, the Greens negotiated the biggest dental health reform in Australia's history; the $5 billion Dental Health Reform Package. To date, as a part of this Package, more than $2 billion has been allocated to a public dental waiting list blitz and grants to improve dental health for rural and indigenous communities.

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