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Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Page: 149


Senator FITZGERALD (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What are the qualifications for membership of the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia.

(2)   How are the medical members of the Council of the Fund elected.

(3)   How are the contributors' representatives elected to the Council of the Fund.

(4)   How many (a) medical practitioners, and (b) contributors' representatives, are members of the Council of the Fund.


Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   (a) All legally qualified medical practitioners registered in any State of the Commonwealth of Australia or the Australian Capital Territory and practising or resident within any such State or the Australian Capital Territory are eligible for election as medical members of the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Limited.

(b)   Any person resident in any Stateof the Commonwealth of Australia or in the Australian Capital Territory is eligible to become a contributory member of the Fund.

(2)   The medical members of the Council of the Fund are nominated by the respective State Executive Committees.

(3)   The Council appoints contributors' representatives to the State Executive Committees (on the recommendations of the respective Committees] and each State Executive Committee nominate! from its members a number of contributors' representatives to the Council.

(4)   (a) 12

(b)   12







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