The Greens candidate for Mitchell, Michael Bellstedt, said The Greens have a fully-costed dental plan to make it easier for all Australians to see a dentist, including the 6672 families living in the Mitchell electorate.
“The Greens already delivered a down-payment on Denticare and now we want to finish the job,” Dr Bellstedt said.
“Oral health is important for overall health but unfortunately one in three Australians say they can’t afford to see the dentist.
"The Greens believe that your health shouldn’t be determined by your bank balance, so we made dental reform a priority in this term of Parliament.
“The Greens secured an investment of more than $4 billion and from January 1, 3.4 million kids will be able to access dental treatment through Medicare.
“The Greens see this investment as a solid down-payment but we won’t stop until everyone has access to high-quality dental care.
"We have a fully-costed plan to make Medicare-funded dentistry available to all Australians, beginning with those who need it most."
Lead Greens Senate candidate for NSW, Cate Faehrmann, said this was an affordable reform for the state.
"It will make a real difference in the lives of countless individuals and families across NSW, and lessen the burden that untreated dental disease currently has on our health system," Ms Faehrmann said.
"It's thanks to the Greens in the Senate that we now have free dental care for children from lower-income families. Only more Greens in the Senate will deliver free dental care to more of the community.
“Once upon a time, the Labor Party also cared about universal healthcare. Now while the major parties are busy fighting each other, The Greens are standing up for what matters."