Premier rolls into town

Benalla Ensign - - VICTORIAN STATE ELECTION 2018 - By Si­mon Rup­pert

Vic­to­rian Premier Daniel An­drews rolled into Benalla on Mon­day in his new cam­paign bus, stop­ping to chat to lo­cals and en­joy a quick visit at the art gallery.

‘‘I’m al­ways pleased to stop off for a cof­fee at Benalla Art Gallery. It’s a fan­tas­tic city and a great place,’’ Premier An­drews said.

‘‘We’re on our way to Wan­garatta to make some im­por­tant an­nounce­ments in re­la­tion to health.

‘‘(If La­bor is re-elected) we’re mak­ing spe­cial­ist care a lot eas­ier for re­gional Vic­to­rian fam­i­lies, with 500 000 ad­di­tional ap­point­ments, a 25 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of ap­point­ments that oc­cur across re­gional Vic­to­ria now.

‘‘To put it sim­ply spe­cialised care and the ded­i­cated med­i­cal sup­port that you need (will be) close at hand and close to home, so you don’t have to travel to Mel­bourne.

‘‘It’s great news for re­gional pa­tients, and of course for their fam­i­lies. And we know that health is such a big em­ployer across re­gional Vic­to­ria, so it’s good for jobs also.’’

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