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Thursday, 12 August 2004
Page: 26261

To the Honourable President and Senators assembled in Parliament the Petition of the undersigned draws to the attention of the Senate:

That the City of Palmerston is the fastest growing city in Australia with a current population of more than 40 000 persons

That Medicare is a valued service of the community and the ability to access this service is vital for all people within the City of Palmerston

There is no Medicare office within the boundaries of the city

The nearest Medicare offices for persons within the City of Palmerston are in Darwin and Casuarina, located 20kms away

Your petitioners believe that not having a Medicare Office within the boundaries of the City of Palmerston persons are being deprived of this important and vital service and urge the Senate to immediately request the Minister consider a Medicare office for the City of Palmerston.

by Senator Crossin (from 2,580 citizens).