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Thursday, 12 August 2004
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Senator ALLISON (6:11 PM) —As I understand it, in terms of the selected panel members as part of that review, the disciplines that are mentioned do not include public health. Can an explanation be provided as to why that would be the case, given the public health interest in the PBS?

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Brandis)—I am sorry, Senator Allison, the minister was distracted. Do you want to ask your question again?

Senator ALLISON —The question was: in terms of the selection of expert members to the panel as a part of that independent review, why does the list of relevant disciplines in which those members could have expertise not include public health?