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INQUIRY INTO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

Mr Latham, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House urges the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to conduct a full-scale inquiry into the medical profession, focussing on:

(1) anti-competitive practices, particularly among surgeons and specialists;

(2) reform of medical training practices, particularly within the College of Surgeons; and

(3) areas where the medical profession does not comply with trade practices law.

Debate ensued.

At 1.45 p.m., the time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 106A, Mr Lawler was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for the next sitting.