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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 141

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia showeth:

(1) That we the undersigned are totally opposed to the introduction of a $2.00 fee on prescription drugs for pensioners;

(2) That the impact of such a fee will be particularly felt by the chronically ill elderly who will be faced with a $2.00 burden with the purchase of each Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme drug;

Your petitioners therefore urge the House of Representatives and the Government of the Commonwealth to ensure that prescription drugs continue to be provided to the pensioner population without the $2.00 fee on each prescription.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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