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Monday, 25 August 1997
Page: 6725

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

This petition of certain residents of the State of Victoria draws attention of the House the opposition in the Deer Park community and surrounding areas to the proposal by the Howard Government to close the Deer Park Medicare Office.

The Deer Park Medicare Office carries out an essential service to a large area of the Western suburbs of Melbourne. It allows convenient and local access for Medicare users who are unable to travel to other more distant offices for immediate processing of their claims, or who require for budgeting purposes ready access to cash rebates.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the House urge the Government to urgently review this decision, and allow the Deer Park Medicare Office to remain open.