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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 3169

Dr Klugman asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Is (he Medical Benefits Fund of Australia registered under the National Health Act.

(2)   Does it claim to have 2.5 million contributors and dependants.

(3)   Is it a fact that there is no provision for these contributors to elect representatives to the governing council of the Fund.

Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Yes.

(3)   Yes. However the articles of Association of the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd provide for the appointment of contributors' representatives to its governing body (the Council). The Council comprises 24 persons 12 of whom ere contributors' representatives.

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