State Election 2018

Update – 12 Feb 2018

Despite media reports Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best Party has released a health policy, ANMF (SA Branch) is yet to be provided with a copy of this document. Nor has SA-Best provided a response to our health policy platform document issued for comment last July. As such, we are unable to score SA-Best against any of the criteria from our policy platform within this scorecard.


Update – 7 Feb 2018

Disappointingly, Nick Xenophon’s SA Best party has failed to provide any response to our repeated requests for policy detail (in response to our position statement) since July last year.  Considering his party’s potential influence in Parliament after the election, SA Best’s failure to respond to the matters we have raised should be deeply concerning to members and the voting public.  We will continue to press Nick Xenophon for details on his health policies for South Australia. We also note that despite media reporting of SA Best Health policy, that ANMF (SA Branch) is yet to be provided with any policies directly from the party in response to our own platform or in any other form.


How do the SA parties stack up against our policy position?


To make it easy for you to make an informed decision about how you vote this election day, we’ve spent the past six months doing some relentless badgering, digging and probing of the State’s major political players. (Of course, we didn’t mind, because you know how much we love to keep the pollies on their toes.)  We’ve analysed their responses in the below scorecard, which clearly shows how well each party/independent stacks up against the key health priorities outlined in our ANMF (SA Branch) policy statement

Disappointingly, Nick Xenophon’s SA Best party has failed to provide any response to our repeated requests for policy detail since July last year.  Considering his party’s potential influence in Parliament after the election, SA Best’s absence of a comprehensive health position statement and response to the matters we have raised, should be deeply concerning to members and the voting public.  We will continue to press Nick Xenophon for details on his health policies for South Australia.


Make your vote count on election day.


Before using guide, ask yourself this question:  HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE?

  • 10 MINUTES? Look at the graphical devices for a top-line summary of how well each respondent scores against each section of our policy statement.
  • 60 MINUTES? – Read our summarised critique of how well each respondent has met each specific commitment sought in our policy statement.
  • 2+ HOURS? – Click on the relevant link below to read the full, unedited response from each respondent (and then read our summarised critique):

This scorecard will be updated as new announcements are made throughout the election campaign, so you can stay well informed on how best to cast a vote to ensure a strong future for health in SA. The choice, as always, is in your hands.


Below are the responses received from political parties  to the ANMF (SA Branch) Health Policy Position Statement:

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