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Wednesday, 16 October 1985
Page: 1311


Senator WALTERS(12.29) —I do not believe that the Opposition is prepared to accept the Minister's statement that because the Medicare levy is imposed on individuals the inequalities that result from that just have to be ignored. The matter is very simple. The Minister needs just to amend his legislation so that no couple on a single income would pay more than two-income families on the same income. It would be a quite simple matter and I believe that the Minister ought to take it into consideration.

Bills agreed to.

Bills reported without amendment or requests; report adopted.