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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1372

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled: This Petition of certain citizens respectfully showeth:

That the penalties of a fine and three years suspension from Medicare imposed on Dr Rex Hood of Pingelly are out of all proportion to his offences;

That neither Medicare nor Dr Hood's patients were put to increased expense by his unlawful acts;

That the court action, administrative action and Medical Board inquiry in respect of the same acts constitute a form of triple jeopardy repugnant to the traditions of our legal system; and

That the interests of the people of Pingelly were not considered.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the Minister for Health rescind the suspension of Dr Hood;

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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