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FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Xenophon, also on behalf of Senators Fierravanti-Wells, Di Natale and Madigan, amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matters be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day of 2013:

 (a) the withdrawal of Medicare funding for hyperbaric oxygen treatment of problem wounds and ulcers in non-diabetics (MBS Item number 13015), to commence on 1 November 2012;

 (b) the Medical Services Advisory Committee process regarding this withdrawal, and other changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule;

 (c) the costs and/or benefits of this withdrawal in relation to associated treatments for these medical conditions; and

 (d) any related matters.

Question put and passed.