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Thursday, 21 November 2013
Page: 1060

Ms PLIBERSEK (SydneyDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:14): I wish to make a personal explanation.

The SPEAKER: Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?


The SPEAKER: Would the member show where she has been misrepresented.

Ms PLIBERSEK: The Minister for Health said that I took money away from cancer patients when I was the health minister. In fact, spending on new cancer medicines increased dramatically under my watch. In fact, more than 30 new medicines were listed on the PBS for 17 different types of cancers and no patient ever paid more than $36.10 for medicines subsidised under the PBS.