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Monday, 20 August 2001
Page: 29679

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

This petition of certain citizens of northern Tasmania draws to the attention of the House the importance of adequate access to general practitioners in rural and regional areas and the current shortage of such practitioners in the Launceston area.

Your petitioners therefore respectfully requests that the House brings to the attention of the Minister for Health and Aged Care the shortage of general practitioners in Launceston and requires action from the Minister to redress this shortage.

by Ms O'Byrne (from 650 citizens).