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Stop the Medicare Sell-Off

Richard Di Natale 2 Oct 2014

Senator DI NATALE:  I, and also on behalf of Senator Lazarus, move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) expresses concern at the proposed sale of the $29 billion Medicare payment system, which will put thousands of jobs at risk and compromise service;

(b) notes That the sale will open the door for further privatisations within the Department of Human Services and other federal government agencies, including the Australian Taxation Office; and

(c) calls on the Australian Government to:

(i) protect Australian jobs, and ensure that all jobs remain in Australia as is currently the case; and

(ii) reject the privatisation of Medicare's key administrative functions.

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