Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith.

A LIBERAL movement to develop a males’s well being plan was voted down within the Legislative Meeting immediately (November 23).

Opposition well being spokesperson Leanne Castley accused the ACT authorities of taking part in “pure politics”.

“The ACT is the one jurisdiction within the nation that doesn’t have a well being plan for males and it’s shameful for each member of Labor and the Greens to vote towards this necessary movement,” she stated.

“The Labor-Greens authorities have praised their gendered strategy to well being service and entry, but they’ve voted towards making use of this lens to points that disproportionately impact males and boys.

“This can be very disappointing that the Labor-Greens authorities voted towards a males’s well being technique that may goal providers, entry and shortfalls within the ACT for males and boys.”


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Ian Meikle, editor