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Friday, 22 February 1985
Page: 44

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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