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Senator Di Natale 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 matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 7 March 2013:

Implementation of the National Health Reform Agreement with regard to recently announced reductions by the Commonwealth of National Health Reform funding for state hospital services, in particular:

 (a) the impact on patient care and services of the funding shortfalls;

 (b) the timing of the changes as they relate to hospital budgets and planning;

 (c) the fairness and appropriateness of the agreed funding model, including parameters set by the Treasury (including population estimates and health inflation); and

 (d) other matters pertaining to the reduction by the Commonwealth of National Health Reform funding and the National Health Reform Agreement.

Question put and passed.