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Tuesday, 30 March 1971

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Minister for Health .aware that this month Australia will ,-be celebrating the second anniversary of the presentation of the Nimmo Committee report and the first anniversary of the promise of the former "Minister for Health to establish a national1 health insurance commission? Will the Minister give consideration to the composition and functions of the proposed health insurance commission as referred to by the former Minister for Health in a ministerial statement in March 1 970 and in answer to a question on notice in another place last October? What are the prospects of the Government's marking either anniversary by introducing legislation for the establishment of a national health insurance commission which, as recent events indicate, is more urgently required now than ever before?

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