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Monday, 18 August 2003
Page: 18669

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

The Petition of the undersigned shows that we reject the Howard Government's proposed changes to Medicare. Under the changes many more families will not be able to access bulk billing, and doctors will increase their fees for these visits. Under John Howard the rate of bulk billing in Sydney has gone down by 5.8% and the cost of visiting the doctor has gone up by 11.2%. We therefore request that the House takes urgent steps to restore bulk billing by general practitioners and reject John Howard's plan to end universal bulk billing.

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