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Mr Abbott (Minister for Health and Ageing), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Medical Indemnity Act 2002, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.

Mr Abbott moved—That the Bill be now read a second time.


Mr Abbott presented an explanatory memorandum to the following Bills:

Medical Indemnity Amendment 2004; and

Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Amendment 2004.

Debate adjourned (Mr Edwards), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.