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Wednesday, 16 August 2017
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Presentation

Senator Watt to move:

That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2017:

The availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia, with particular reference to:

(a) geographic and other disparities in access to diagnostic imaging equipment;

(b) arrangements for Commonwealth subsidy of diagnostic imaging equipment and services;

(c) out-of-pocket costs for services that are not subsidised by the Commonwealth and the impact of these on patients; and

(d) the respective roles of the Commonwealth, states and other funders in ensuring access to diagnostic imaging services.