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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 262

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

  This petition originating from the Zonta Club of Melbourne draws 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, particularly those in the country, 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.