Everyone has the right to high quality affordable, accessible, and culturally safe healthcare.
The Animal Justice Party (AJP) supports increased investment in free and affordable medical, dental and mental health care services, including general and emergency care, health promotion and preventative healthcare initiatives.
The AJP supports an increase in nurse and midwife-to-patient ratios in hospitals to ensure adequate staffing, improve patient safety and outcomes and reduce workplace fatigue.
The AJP believes it is important to develop and implement a strategy to respond to the increasing health impacts of climate change and related environmental crises such as bushfires and floods.
The AJP recognises that particular groups of people face barriers to accessing healthcare. These groups include, but are not limited to, First Nations people, people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people, people experiencing socio-economic disadvantage, and people living in rural, regional, and remote areas. We support an increase in investment in community health workers to assist people from diverse backgrounds to access the health, social and other supports they need.