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Senate firming in opposition to passing part of Australian Budget

Senate firming in opposition to passing part of Australian Budget

Updated 15 May 2014, 17:38 AEST

The Australian Opposition says Treasurer Joe Hockey is out of touch for comparing the proposed 7 dollar co-payment to visit a doctor to the cost of a beer or two.

In Tuesday's budget, Mr Hockey announced the new copayment for medical services including pathology tests and visits to doctor.

But there's been a strong backlash to the plan and it looks likely to be blocked in the Senate along with several other budget proposals.

Presenter: Louise Yaxley, political correspondent

Speaker: Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader; Joe Hockey, Treasurer; Tony Abbott, Prime Minister; Clive Palmer, Palmer United Party, Christine Milne, Australian Greens,

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