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Notice given 6 March 2003

389  Senator Evans: To move—That the Senate—

(a) condemns the Prime Minister’s re-writing of history, that bulk billing was never intended to be available to all Australians irrespective of their income;

(b) condemns the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) for seeking to make Medicare a second-class safety net for the poor rather than a guarantee of quality health care for all Australians irrespective of their ability to pay; and

(c) calls on the Government to develop structural reforms that address the dramatically declining rates of bulk billing for all Australians.

Notice of motion altered on 26 March 2003 pursuant to standing order 77.