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Media Release

The Hon Tony Abbott MHR Minister for Health and Ageing

15 June 2004 ABB079/04

Parental Access Bill

The Parental Access Bill was not discussed at today's party room.

I have decided to defer introduction of the Bill to enable further discussion with colleagues.

The Commonwealth Government remains strongly committed to the principle of giving parents access to government information about government health services provided to their children under 16.

I'm confident that there are ways to provide parental access to government information without damaging doctor-patient confidentiality.

Media contact: Kate Jordan, 0417 425 227