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COMMUNITY AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Xenophon, also on behalf of Senator Madigan, amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the following matters be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 22 April 2013:

 (a) the supply of chemotherapy drugs such as Docetaxel, particularly in relation to:

  (i) patient access to treatment,

  (ii) cost to pharmacists and suppliers, and

  (iii) cost to the private and public hospital systems;

 (b) any long-term sustainable funding models for the supply of chemotherapy drugs, including Docetaxel; and

 (c) any related matters.

Question put and passed.