Latham’s Medicare Gold stuff seems to have got some momentum behind it, (judging by some of the feeling of journos in the Press gallery anyway). Hard to know if it’s a grand idea with some flaws that need ironing out or a great sounding idea with no hope of working even remotely like they say it will or for the price they say it will. Needs more detail and depends on how the states, the hospitals, the health insurers, the health professions and other relate to it if they try to implement it -sounds like the perfect job for a constructive, independent Senate to me. We’ll have to wait and see if the electorate chooses to elect one.
Did comments on Labor’s policies. Also released our position on multiculturalism and how crucial it is to Australia having a secure and prosperous future. There was only a small bit of media interest – maybe I should have got some migrants to do a bungee jump.
Doing some final touches for our final, overall launch on Saturday. Launch is not really the best word to describe it, as it’s more a bringing together or culmination of what we’ve been doing, whereas ‘launch’ implies the start of something. I think heading into the final week is the right time to do it, especially for a Senate focused campaign, as the Senate hasn’t had much attention to date but people will need to start thinking about the Senate soon. Any suggestions for a better title than “Launch” are welcome. “Culmination” doesn’t quite work, neither does “zenith”.
So many words in the language and none of them seem quite right – I’m sure there’s one out there somewhere. Whatever you call it, I should be able to have a brief time at home on Saturday night, which will be nice. A book called ‘Pig City’ is being launched in Brisbane that night too, which I’m quite interested in seeing. It’s meant to outline Brisbane’s music history – from 6.30pm at the Powerhouse in New Farm.