Senate Candidates respond to the Palliative Care Australia Election 2007 policy campaign scorecard

Palliative Care Australia contacted every candidate in the 2007 Federal election and invited them to complete our policy scorecard.  So far, we have received responses from (or on behalf of) 58% of all candidates. Here we present the responses from Senate candidates.

Australian Capital Territory

Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Kate LUNDY Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Peter CONWAY Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Norvan VOGT Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Anthony DAVID Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Kerrie TUCKER The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Elena KIRSCHBAUM The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Michael DENBOROUGH Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia Yes Yes Yes
Erica DENBOROUGH Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia Yes Yes Yes
Gary HUMPHRIES Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Jacqui MYERS Liberal Please see coalition collective response

New South Wales

Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Helen COONAN Liberal Please see coalition collective response
John WILLIAMS Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Marise PAYNE Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Murray LEES Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Vicky McGAHEY Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Carolyn CURRIE Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Kerry NETTLE The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
David SHOEBRIDGE The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Marcia ELLA-DUNCAN The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Jack MUNDEY The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Christina HO The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Sandra HEILPERN The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Ian R BRYCE Secular Please see Secular party response
John P AUGUST Secular Please see Secular party response
Toni McLENNAN Hear Our Voice Yes Yes Yes
Lyn SHUMACK Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
David KING Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Brett PATERSON Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Klaas WOLDRING   Yes Yes Yes
Mark ARBIB Labor Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Doug CAMERON Labor Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Ursula STEPHENS Labor Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Pierre ESBER Labor Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Fiona SEATON Labor Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Pauline JAMES Labor Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Nick BEAMS Socialist Equality Party Please see Socialist Equality Party collective response
Carol DIVJAK Socialist Equality Party Please see Socialist Equality Party collective response
Jennifer STEFANAC Independent Yes Yes Yes

Northern Territory
Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Trish CROSSIN Australian Labor Party (Northern Territory) Branch Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Kim HILL Australian Labor Party (Northern Territory) Branch Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Duncan Robert DEAN Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Joe FAGGION Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Alan TYLEY The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Gregory GOODLUCK The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Queensland

Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Andrew BARTLETT Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Sharon NEILL Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Ian Douglas MACDONALD Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Sue BOYCE Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Ron BOSWELL The Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Mark POWELL Liberal Please see coalition collective response
David GOODWIN The Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Scott BUCHHOLZ The Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Larissa WATERS The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Anja LIGHT The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Darryl ROSIN The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
John Joseph HOGG Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Claire MOORE Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Mark FURNER Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Diana O'BRIEN Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Linda BRICE Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) Yes Yes Yes
Katrina ALBERTS Secular Please see Secular party response
Martin RADY Secular Please see Secular party response
John DUGGAN Independent      
Pilly LOW Independent      
Marsileo Mark TRAVERSARI Independent Yes Yes Yes
Leo DeMARCHI Independent Yes   Yes
Robin PETERSEN Independent Yes Yes Yes

South Australia

Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Mark ALDRIDGE One Nation Yes Yes Yes
Brian M PATERSON Secular Please see Secular party response
A BROOK Secular Please see Secular party response
Sarah HANSON-YOUNG The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Nikki MORTIER The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Matt RIGNEY The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Rob HOWARD National Party Please see coalition collective response
Mark CUTHBERTSON National Party Please see coalition collective response
Garry N J HARDY D.L.P. - Democratic Labor Party Yes Yes Yes
David McCABE D.L.P. - Democratic Labor Party Yes Yes Yes
Cory BERNARDI Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Simon BIRMINGHAM Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Grant CHAPMAN Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Maria KOURTESIS Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Don FARRELL Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Penny WONG Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Cathy PERRY Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Ruth RUSSELL Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Max BAUMANN Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Richard WAY Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Michelle DRUMMOND Independent Yes Yes Yes

Tasmania
Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Debra CASHION What Women Want (Australia) Yes Yes Yes
Bob BROWN The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Andrew WILKIE The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Sophie Louise HOUGHTON The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Scott JORDAN The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Steve MARTIN   Yes Yes Yes
Nick SHERRY Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Carol BROWN Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Catryna BILYK Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Richard M COLBECK Liberal Please see coalition collective response
David BUSHBY Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Don MORRIS Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Robyn DOYLE Secular Please see Secular party response
David HAMMOND Secular Please see Secular party response
Victoria

Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Lyn ALLISON Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Greg CHIPP Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Jo McCUBBIN Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Jacinta COLLINS Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Gavin MARSHALL Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
David FEENEY Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Marg LEWIS Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Mitch FIFIELD Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Helen KROGER Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Scott RYAN Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Simon SWAYN The Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Peter BYRNE Socialist Equality Party Please see Socialist Equality Party collective response
Tania BAPTIST Socialist Equality Party Please see Socialist Equality Party collective response
John PERKINS Secular Please see Secular party response
Andrew CONWAY Secular Please see Secular party response
Margarita WINDISCH Socialist Alliance Yes Yes Yes
Richard DI NATALE Australian Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Jenny O'CONNOR Australian Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Alexandra BHATHAL Australian Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Jim REIHER Australian Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Hoa PHAM Australian Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Emma HENLEY Australian Greens Please see Greens party collective response

Western Australia
Name Party Do you support making medicines currently available in hospitals for dying people to be available in the home - so they can die at home if they choose?  Do you support waiving the MBS and PBS safety net thresholds to enable immediate access to the concessional MBS and PBS copayments? Do you support including palliative care under the next Australian Health Care Agreements?
Tony John CROOK Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Wendy DUNCAN Nationals Please see coalition collective response
Gerard GOIRAN Christian Democratic Party Yes Yes Yes
David JOHNSTON Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Alan EGGLESTON Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Michaelia CASH Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Michael MISCHIN Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Jane MOURITZ Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Matt BROWN Liberal Please see coalition collective response
Erica LEWIN Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Rob OLVER Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Don HODDY Australian Democrats Please see Democrats party collective response
Thomas HOYER Carers Alliance Yes Yes Yes
Louise PRATT Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Mark BISHOP Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Ruth WEBBER Australian Labor Party Please see ALP party statement on palliative care
Jennifer ARMSTRONG Secular Please see Secular party response
Michael TAN Secular Please see Secular party response
Scott LUDLAM The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Alison XAMON The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Brenda ROY The Greens Please see Greens party collective response
Richard McNAUGHT Independent Yes Yes Yes
 
 
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