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Thursday, 31 May 1984
Page: 2279


Senator WALTERS(8.08) —I hope the Minister is taking this seriously because it is a serious question. I would like to know what percentage of Australians are better off financially under the new scheme, bearing in mind the 15 per cent that is paid out to cover the schedule fee. As the Minister would know, that would be based on an average of the number of calls for which a patient would have to pay.