Respite is on the way for Queanbeyan

A Shorten Labor Government will build a new state-of-the-art respite care centre for locals suffering from a chronic or terminal illness.

Queanbeyan community advocate Yvonne Cuschieri OAM has been campaigning for a long time to deliver a local respite care centre.

Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly said Labor will work with Yvonne to support people living with a chronic or terminal condition, and the 4,500 unpaid carers who look after them.

“I am proud to back Yvonne Cuschieri’s dream to build a respite care centre in Queanbeyan,” Dr Kelly said.

“This facility will give caregivers a much needed and loving hand, with the reassurance that their loved ones are well cared for.”

Labor’s commitment provides the remaining funding needed to ensure this $1.5million project can finally proceed.

Labor Senator for NSW Kristina Keneally said regional communities are being neglected by the Liberals and Nationals.

“Scott Morrison and the Liberals and the Nationals made it their priority to give millionaires an $11,000 tax cut instead of making respite care in Queanbeyan a priority,” Ms Keneally said.

“The Nationals are focused on the top end of town, but Labor is focused on making sure regional communities like Queanbeyan get a fair go and access to the services and facilities that they need.”

Labor has made tough budget decisions to ensure our priorities are fully paid for.

This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better hospitals and better schools versus bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.

Source: Labor Media Release, 18 April 2019