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MEDIA RELEASE Jv AUSTRALIA,,^ T H E S E N A TE

SENATE COMMITTEE HEARINGS INTO PUBLIC DENTAL

SERVICES TO COMMENCE TOMORROW

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee w ill commence public hearings on its inquiry into public dental services tomorrow. Friday, 6 March 1998, in Senate Committee Room 2S1. A further public hearing will be held on Friday, 26 March in Melbourne.

The Committee’s terms of reference are as follows:

Current arrangements for the provision of public dental services in Australia, with particular reference to:

(a) the current and future dental care needs of low income earners and other disadvantaged groups of Australians and the capacity of both private and public dental services to meet those needs;

(b) the effect of the abolition of the Commonwealth Dental Health Program;

(c) the nature of the Commonwealth's responsibility to make laws for the provision of dental services pursuant to section 51 (xxiiiA) of the Australian Constitution and the extent to which the Commonwealth is currently fulfilling that responsibility;

(d) the Commonwealth's role and responsibility in setting and monitoring national goals for oral health in Australia; and

(e) options for reform in the delivery of public dental services, including an exploration of the efficiency and effectiveness of a range of options for delivering dental services to low income earners.

The Committee’s program for tomorrow’s hearing is attached.

For further information contact:

Senator Mark Bishop, Chairman (02) 6277 3101

Mr Elton Humphery, Committee Secretary (02) 6277 3515

5 March 1998

SENATE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE

INQUIRY INTO PUBLIC DENTAL SERVICES

PUBLIC HEARING

6 March 1998

Senate Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra

Program

9.00 am - 9.45 am D e p a r tm e n t o f H e a lth a n d F a m ily S e r v ic e s

(S u b . 1 21)

A tto rn e y - G e n e ra l ’ s D e p a r tm e n t ( c o r r e s p o n d e n c e )

9.45 am - 10.30 am A u s tra lia n D e n ta l A s s o c ia tio n (S u b . 5 1 )

10.30 am - 10.45 am Break

10.45 am - 11.00 am P r o fe s s o r Iv e n K lin e b e r g (S u b . 52)

v ia te le c o n fe r e n c e

11.00 am 11.15 am D r P e te r F o lty n (S u b . 59)

v ia te le c o n fe r e n c e

11.15 am - 12 noon C e n tra l S y d n e y A r e a H e a lth S e rv ic e (S u b . 9 1 )

12 noon - 1.00 pm Lunch

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm P u b lic H e a lth A s s o c ia tio n o f A u s tr a lia (S u b . 7 3 )

1.30 pm - 2.15 pm N a tio n a l R u ra l H e a lth A llia n c e (S u b . 1 2 9 )

H e a lth C o n s u m e rs o f R u r a l a n d R e m o te A u s tr a lia

(S u b . 4 0 )

2.15 pm - 2.45 pm N a tio n a l A b o r ig in a l C o m m u n ity C o n tr o lle d

H e a lth O r g a n is a tio n (S u b . 7 8 )

2.45 pm - 3.15 pm A C T C o m m u n ity C a re (S u b . 7 7 )