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Wednesday, 4 March 1970

The question of periodic future adjustments of common fees and medical benefits is receiving close attention by the Government. In dealing with this subject, the Nimmo Committee expressed the view that adjustments of fees should be in conformity with the general movement of the economy but should also take account of other developments affecting the incomes of doctors. Clearly, the whole subject of periodic adjustments of fees and benefits is vital to the future success of the medical insurance plan. Discussions with the Australian Medical1 Association have therefore been commenced and will be continued with a view to the development of an acceptable basis for future adjustments.







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