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NATIONAL HEALTH AND HOSPITALS NETWORK BILL 2010

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water (Senator Farrell)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.


Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

 Clause 5, page 3 (after line 7), after the definition of Chair, insert:

   clinician means an individual who provides diagnosis, or treatment, as a professional:

 (a) medical practitioner; or

 (b) nurse; or

 (c) allied health practitioner; or

 (d) health practitioner not covered by paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

Debate ensued.

At 6.50 pm: The Acting Deputy President (Senator Troeth) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported progress.