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Wednesday, 2 February 1994
Page: 251


Senator LEES (Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats) (6.55 p.m.) —I wish to stress that we are adding consumer representatives; we are not in any way trying to undermine or take away any of the medical expertise that will already be there. Indeed, I would very strongly argue that there are many consumer representatives who are more than capable of understanding the issues, who are playing a very valuable role and who are making sure that we really do have public accountability.