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Wednesday, 4 March 1970

As announced in the Prime Minister's 1969 election policy speech, only one table of medical benefits will be operated in each State. The decision to implement this recommendation by the Nimmo Committee is founded on the Government's desire to ensure that all contributors to medical funds are adequately covered against the cost of medical treatment; to eliminate any confusion or uncertainty as to the level of cover provided; and to simplify administration of the new medical benefits arrangements.

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