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Friday, 7 September 1984
Page: 640

Senator WALSH (Minister for Resources and Energy)(10.15) —The Government of course will not accept the amendments. I am advised that certificates for sales tax exemption will be issued for people in these categories: Somebody who has significant difficulty with normal speech; somebody who has significant difficulty in hearing loud speech; somebody who can understand only shouted or amplified speech; or somebody who has limited understanding even of amplified speech. Certificates will be given based on an opinion formed by a general practitioner. The Department of Health is in the process of printing relevant information for distribution to doctors.