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Wednesday, 16 October 1996
Page: 4208

Senator WOODLEY —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   congratulates the Minister for Health and Family Services (Dr Wooldridge) for moving to improve opportunities for young doctors and to address the shortage of rural doctors; and

(b)   calls on the minister to enter into negotiations with the states

Senator Ferguson interjecting

Senator WOODLEY —I missed that interjection.

Senator Ferguson —You should give us a warning of a good notice of motion.

Senator WOODLEY —I do it regularly. It goes on:

   to ensure that additional training opportunities for specialists doctors and improved contracts for hospital doctors are made available.