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Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Page: 9242


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (16:08): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator McGRATH: The Department of Human Services has stated on the public record that it was not aware prior to 3 July of the particular case reported by The Guardian. The Minister for Human Services has also confirmed that he was not aware prior to 3 July of the particular case reported by The Guardian. On receiving the allegation, the department advised the minister and referred it to the Australian Federal Police. The government has responded swiftly, with the independent review of health providers' access to Medicare numbers returning 14 recommendations which have in-principle support. The AFP investigation remains ongoing.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that motion 610 be agreed to.

Senator Dodson did not vote, to compensate for the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Parry.

Senator Farrell did not vote, to compensate for the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Nash.

Senator Smith did not vote, to compensate for the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Xenophon.