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Wednesday, 27 November 1985
Page: 2317

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The 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, health charges or benefits;

That we are already required to pay a 1 percent 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.