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Monday, 29 September 1997
Page: 8653

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

The petitioners of certain citizens of Western Sydney draws to the attention of the House that as of 1 July 1997, the Howard Government has declared at least 33,000 Commonwealth Seniors Card Holders ineligible for hearing services through the Australian Hearing Services.

Your petitioners request that the House note our protest that many elderly people will no longer get free hearing aids or access to vital hearing services. This is deliberate discrimination against those in our community that can least afford these Budget cuts.

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