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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Page: 296

Senator NASH (New South WalesDeputy Leader of The Nationals, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Local Government and Territories and Minister for Regional Communications) (14:30): Not only as a minister, but also as a mother of two children, I genuinely do feel for people who are concerned about their children's health. But the senator is actually asking us to make a political determination here. That would be inappropriate. The role of the government is to take the independent, expert medical advice of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. That is what we will continue to do.

The PRESIDENT: Is there a final supplementary question, Senator Griff?