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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 143

To the Honourable the Speaker and the Honourable Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia showeth that whereas:

That we are completely dissatisfied with the increase from $5.00 to $10.00 for pharmaceutical benefits on the N.H.S. list which takes effect from 1/11/1986.

Our petitioners therefore pray that your honourable House will:

Abolish this increase and revert to the old price.

That due consideration be given that basic pharmaceutical items are an essential item and not a luxury for the well-being of families with children.

That such basics should be affordable and not put beyond the reach of most low to middle income earners.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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