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Wednesday, 2 May 1984
Page: 1453

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned shows:

That, with the exception of the Northern Territory, all State parliaments have enacted chiropractic legislation.

That chiropractors provide a safe, effective and economical health care service that is complementary to medicine.

That the introduction of a Federally funded health care system restricted to the services provided almost exclusively by the medical profession restricts the freedom to select the health care practitioner of one's choice.

That a financial disadvantage will be incurred by those citizens utilising chiropractic care, many of whom find that their health complaints do not respond satisfactorily to traditional approaches.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled ensures that chiropractic services are included in Medicare when it is introduced.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.