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Tuesday, 16 September 2003
Page: 20150

Ms O'BYRNE (3:38 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Ms O'BYRNE —Most grievously.

The SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Ms O'BYRNE —Yesterday, in the other place, Senator Barnett accused me of misleading the people of Bass in a recent Medicare publication when I said that the PM wants to destroy Medicare and that the Medicare gap payments have increased under this government. He claimed that I advocated a two-tier health system. There is substantial evidence that the PM does want to destroy Medicare. The amount people have to pay—

The SPEAKER —The member for Bass will resume her seat. Hansard will not have got all of that.