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Friday, 18 September 1987
Page: 353

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

The petition of the undersigned shows that the petitioners are concerned that the Minister for Health proposes to delete from the Medical Benefits Schedule those item numbers covering the treatment of sun-damaged skin and warts by specialists. They fear that those patients suffering chronically from these problems cannot always be treated successfully by a general practitioner. They protest that they will be financially disadvantaged. They also realise that their problems require early detection and expert treatment, if the petitioners are not to be exposed to increased risk of skin and other cancers.

Your petitioners request that the House of Representatives, in Parliament assembled, should recognise our concern and permit the abovementioned items in the Medical Schedule to be reinstated.

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

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