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Tuesday, 15 December 1992
Page: 5045

Senator WALTERS (8.03 p.m.) —I ask the Minister whether the broader definition of `public hospital service' covers private hospitals that are giving care to public hospital patients under contract to the public hospital.

Senator Tate —Yes, I understand that that is the case, Senator.

Senator WALTERS —In that situation, the public hospital service has no connection with the public hospital at all in a direct way.