Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - OPINION - COLIN HUGHES, Green­mount

RE­CENTLY I asked the Ram­say Health Care group to spon­sor Men­tal Health Re­search through a tax de­ductible char­ity. They de­clined de­spite their CEO Chris Rex earn­ing $22.2 mil­lion.

Aus­tralian tax­pay­ers give the pri­vate in­sur­ance industry $6.5 bil­lion in health in­sur­ance re­bates, not to men­tion 85 per cent of Medi­care pay­ments.

Mean­time our com­mu­ni­ty­based or­gan­i­sa­tions do­nated $31,000 through sausage siz­zles and lo­cal mar­kets for men­tal health, which af­fects one in seven chil­dren and goes on to af­fect one in five adults.

Does any­one be­ing paid by the tax­payer de­serve such salaries?

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