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Tuesday, 10 September 1985
Page: 317

To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled, the humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully sayeth:

That we the undersigned are totally opposed to any taxation change which involves a tax on Health Fund contributions or benefits.

That we are already required to pay a 1 per cent levy to partly finance the Medicare scheme and that we would regard any further taxation of our health insurance arrangements as unfair and unreasonable.

That therefore we urge the Government to ensure that there is no taxation on illness and no special taxation on those who seek to insure themselves against the cost of private health care.

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