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MEDICARE-GOVERNMENT POLICY-MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

The Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button), at the request of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes), by leave, made a statement relating to the operation of the Medicare health insurance scheme and moved-That the Senate take note of the Statement.

Debate ensued.

On the motion of Senator Robertson the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.