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Tuesday, 18 April 1961


Mr Killen (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) n asked the Minister for Health, upon notice -

1.   How many contributors to medical or hospital benefit funds established under the National Health Act are contributors to the special accounts?

2.   How many contributors have been transferred from ordinary accounts to the special accounts?

3.   How many contributors are there in the special account operated by the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia?

4.   How many contributors have been transferred from the ordinary account of the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia to the special account since the special account provisions came into force?


Dr Donald Cameron (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   At 31st December, 1960- Medical, 16,757; hospital, 288,495.

2.   Not available.

3.   At 31st December, 1960- Medical, 11,272; hospital, 25,024.

4.   To 30th June, 1960- Hospital Special Account, 11,215; Medical Special Account, not available.







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