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Monday, 27 June 1994
Page: 2010

Senator SPINDLER —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes the establishment of the Rural Hospitals Association of Victoria which aims to

prevent a further erosion in rural health and hospital services;

  (b)supports both the association and Victoria's rural hospitals in their fight to preserve acute care hospital services in rural communities; and

  (c)calls on the Commonwealth Government to acknowledge its responsibility to rural Australia and to intervene to ensure acute emergency hospital services in rural Victoria are maintained.