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PHARMACIES

Mr Neville, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) recognises the role of community pharmacy in the Australian health system;

(2) notes the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on the Retailing Sector regarding the discouragement of pharmacies in chain stores;

(3) draws attention to the independent professional status of Australian pharmacists in their delivery of dispensing and health advisory services; and

(4) believes that pharmacy ownership should continue to reside with duly trained and qualified pharmacists.


Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.