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Monday, 23 November 2009
Page: 8597


Senator SCULLION (6:21 PM) —We will support this amendment. As Senator Fielding indicates, the government may wobble in the margins, but the amendment in effect ensures that there is some clarity around the protection of any records while they are in the care of Medicare. We say that there is a medical practitioner and you have basically thrown a fence around it to specify who else apart from the medical practitioner can get access to the records and in what circumstances. I think that is quite reasonable. We will be supporting this amendment.