September 2022 Newsletter
We're returning integrity and trust to Parliament.
At the 2022 Federal Election, we demanded a return to integrity and trust in our Parliament.
And on Wednesday, we introduced legislation to establish a National Anti-Corruption Commission.
This powerful, independent and transparent commission will investigate serious or systemic corruption in the federal public sector. It will also have the power to hold public hearings.
It will be able to investigate corrupt conduct across federal politics and look into things that happened before its creation.
Many of you put your trust in me to restore integrity to politics, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.
We're delivering cheaper early childhood education.
We're implementing the Respect@Work Report in full.
We're delivering cheaper medication.
We promised to strengthen Medicare and cut the cost of medication, and we’re getting on with that promise.
This week we debated legislation to deliver the biggest cut to the cost of medication in the 75-year history of the PBS, down from $42.50 to $30.
This is not just a great thing for the hip pockets of millions of Australian patients; it’s also good for their health.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics told us that as many as 900,000 Australians every year choose to go without medication that their doctor has prescribed for their health.
These changes will save someone taking one type of medication a month, $150 every year and a family with two or three types of medication, $300-$450 a year.
Lastly, I delivered my inaugural speech.
It was an honour to deliver my first speech to parliament this week in front of an audience that included friends, family and colleagues.
Thank you to all those who tuned in to watch. I’m proud to be the voice of our beautiful Bennelong community.
As always, if you have any questions about legislation passed in Parliament this week or want to know more, please feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office on 02 9869 4288.
Jerome Laxale MP
Member for Bennelong