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Wednesday, 28 November 1973

Senator LAUCKE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I present the following petition from 3 1 citizens of the Commonwealth:

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Commonwealth respectfully showeth:

(   1 ) That Australian citizens place great value on their freedom to choose their own doctor in all aspects of medical care.

(2)   That we believe in a doctor's freedom to provide a personal service based on personal responsibility within a system based on quality rather than quantity, as opposed to an impersonal service in which doctor and patient lose their identity.

(3)   That proposals to change the existing health scheme are unacceptable to the people of Australia.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Petition received and read.

Petitions in identical terms were presented by Senator Jessop and Senator Davidson.

Petitions received.

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