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Thursday, 6 December 1973
Page: 4440

Mr DOYLE (Lilley) - In speaking to this Bill I shall endeavour to be objective in my approach. I hope that I do not introduce emotional matter into the contribution I make. I certainly do not intend to launch an attack upon members of the medical profession, the majority of whom are dedicated men and women for whom I have the highest regard. It is unfortunate that, in some areas, some medical practitioners have become party to distorting the Labor Government's health scheme. I noticed this evening that the honourable member for Darling Downs (Mr McVeigh) flogged the old line that under our scheme people will not have the freedom of choice of doctors. The honourable member should know that this is incorrect. If he does not know that much about our scheme, I would suggest that he has another look at the White Paper and acquaint himself with Labor's program. The new health insurance program has important ramifications for people throughout Australia and in some ways has some unique implications for Queensland.

Mr McVeigh - Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. I claim to have been misrepresented.

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