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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 261

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

  The petition of certain residents of the state of Western Australia draws to the attention of the House:

1.Overwhelming evidence is now available in Australia to indicate breast cancer can be treated and many deaths can be avoided if screening takes place early enough.

2.Many Australian women are finding it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to be able to undertake mammography screening.

  Your petitioners therefore pray that the House requests the Federal Government to undertake an urgent review of the present policies with a view to introducing expanded mammography screening services and including them in the schedules to attract medical benefits.

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