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Monday, 1 June 1998
Page: 4241

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

This petition of certain residents of the State of Queensland notes with concern the impact of the Federal Government's continual changes of policy on nursing homes—particularly the attempt to impose user charges on those needing nursing home care—whether these changes be in the form of upfront fees, periodic payments or extra daily fees.

Your petitioners therefore request that the House of Representatives act to ensure that nursing home care is equally available to all Australians on the basis of medical need alone.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

by Mr Bevis(from 74 citizens)