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Wednesday, 29 August 1973
Page: 511

To the Honourable The Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled.

The humble Petition of undersignedcitizens of Australia respectfully showeth -

That the propsed 'free' national health scheme is not free at all and will cost four out of five Australians more than the present scheme.

That the proposed scheme is discriminatory and a further erosion of the civil liberties of Australian citizens, particularly working wives and single persons.

That the proposed scheme is in fact a plan for nationalised medicine which willlead to gross waste and inefficiencies in medical services and will ultimately remove an individual's right to choose his/her own doctor.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray, that the Government will take no measures to interfere with the , basic principles of the existing scheme which functions efficiently and economically.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Hayden.

Petition received.

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