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Tuesday, 28 April 1987
Page: 2073

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

1. We the undersigned are totally opposed to the introduction of a $2.00 fee on prescription drugs for pensioners;

2. 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 humbly pray that the House of Representatives, in Parliament assembled, urge the Government 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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