In this week's visit to the region, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner promised no local frontline health jobs would be cut and budgets for local health districts had in fact been increased.
Mrs Skinner said claims by unions that frontline jobs were due to be cut were untrue and the government had actually increased local health districts’ budgets to provide more frontline workers and services.
Just four weeks ago, Mrs Skinner said savings would be directed to frontline work to admit 30,000 extra patients to public hospitals and treat 50,000 extra patients in emergency departments this financial year
This week we ask whether our readers believe in the minister's promises.
The results of last weeks poll are as follows:
Question: Is it time to consider harsher punishments as a means of deterring young people from committing crimes?