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Tuesday, 30 November 2004
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To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned are committed to Medicare, one of the world's fairest and most efficient health systems. We are concerned that the current Government's proposed changes to Medicare attempt to divide Australians according to their income and ignore the fundamental philosophy that underpins Medicare—a system where taxpayers pay through their taxes for health care that we can all enjoy at low or no cost at the time of service.

Your Petitioners request that the Senate amend any Medicare bills to preserve the unifying features of Medicare so that there is one system of access to doctors' services.

by Senator Allison (from 20 citizens).