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Thursday, 31 May 1984
Page: 2281


Senator WALTERS(8.26) —I have before me a figure of $725,000. I believe that figure represents the amount that has been recovered from doctors who have been charged and convicted of fraud and overservicing in this financial year. We have recovered $725,000 at a cost of $3.5m. Has the Department been able to come up with a more economical method of dealing with this minority of doctors who are ripping off the system?