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Tuesday, 10 September 1996
Page: 3836

Mr LEO McLEAY —In view of the Minister for Health and Family Services advising the House earlier today that the way for members to stay informed was read the stories he gets in the newspapers from the health funds, will you reconsider the decision of your superior, the Speaker, to reduce the number of newspapers members get so that we can all stay as well informed as the minister for health expects us to?

Mr ACTING SPEAKER —I thank the Chief Opposition Whip for his question. I point out that the decision was one of the Presiding Officers because of the financial exigencies. But I also advise him and all other members that, if they can get their little pinkies working on their keyboards, they have the full AAP news service available, which is probably a better source of news than any one paper.