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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 264

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

  The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia, recognising that:

  (a) the Federal Electorate of Cowan is serviced by only one Medicare office;

  (b) for a majority of Cowan electors, the closest Medicare office is in excess of twenty minutes away in a vehicle;

  (c) the electors of Cowan deserve an easily accessible Medicare office;

  (d) the Federal Electorate of Cowan has experienced a population growth of 20% from 1986-1991 with no adjustment to services offered to the community by Medicare;

calls on the Federal Government to open a Medicare office at the Warwick Shopping Centre without delay.