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Monday, 6 December 1999
Page: 12787

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament:

Considering that:

1. 30 per cent of Australians seek alternative medical treatments each year.

2. the Government intends to proceed with its Goods and Service Tax (GST).

3. this tax will be paid by persons seeing alternative medicine practitioners but not when seeing medical practitioners.

Therefore, your Petitioners request that Australians retain a choice of medical treatment and ensure that:

1. all services provided by alternative medicine practitioners, as currently recognised in Schedule 1 of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations, be GST-free; and

2. all medicines listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, and all medicines mixed extemporaneously by practitioner, be GST-free.

by Ms Macklin(from 16 citizens)