To Lady Granger, Councillor, I ask you this:
Why should the Australia pay for healthcare for people beyond its citizenry. This is also not about healthcare systems in terms of access to it. If you want to discuss that, write a law proposing universal healthcare at the European level. This is a discussion on the repeal of the European Healthcare Accreditation Committee Act, a currently not at all staffed bureaucracy that is supposed to determine the worthiness and standard of all European hospitals.
It is not simply okay for Europe to tell each government what standards they must accept. Australia and many others adhere to high standards, and the Australian Government will want to pursue standards that it feels is right for its citizenry. If nations want to sign on to a treaty recognising certain aspects as qualifying as a basic minimum of coverage, Australia will support such legislation. However, to strangle everyone into the same standards and have an entire healthcare system that predates the European Union membership that Australia has enjoyed potentially deemed unaccredited is shocking, even to the most Europe loving and progressive among us.
Councillor for the Federal Republic of Australia