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Monday, 1 December 2003
Page: 23267

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament:

The petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House: We the undersigned object to the Federal Government's proposed changes to Medicare that will:

Deny bulk billing for 2 out of 3 Australians

Increase the cost of basic health care for middle Australia;

Place further pressure on our public hospital system;

No bulk billing will result in extra GP fees.

Medical treatment and the safeguarding of our children's health should be a right not an expense.

We therefore pray that the House reverses their decision and considers the Federal Opposition's plan to save bulk billing and protect Medicare.

by Mr Tanner (from 560 citizens)