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Monday, 29 November 2004
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives. Parliament House Canberra.

The petitioners as set out below who are mental health consumers and carers being residents of the Hunter Electorate in the State of NSW.

Brings to the attention of the House:

That the undersigned petitioners request that the Australian Government reviews the process that delineates what drugs fall within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to allow those in need access to the medications that are proven to assist in the controlling of various forms of Mental illness beyond the recommendations set by the Health Insurance Committee.

These medications include Risperdal, Cozaril and Zyprexa for the reasons as described in the attached letter to the Hon Tony Abbott and enclosed discussion paper.

by Mr Fitzgibbon (from 491 citizens)