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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6285

Senator PATTERSON (Minister for Health and Ageing) (8:00 PM) — Clause 25(6) of the bill states:

The persons undertaking the review must consult:

... ... ...

(b) a broad range of persons with expertise in or experience of relevant disciplines ...

I believe that this would constitute adequate public consultation. However, this is only a minimum requirement and the persons undertaking the review will not be limited to the extent of the public consultation which has to be undertaken.