House debates

Wednesday, 12 May 2021


Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021; Second Reading

11:12 am

Photo of Pat ConroyPat Conroy (Shortland, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

This bill, the Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021, goes to the future of the healthcare system in this country. I thank the speakers, on both sides, for their contributions about the impact of this on modernising payment schemes. In particular, I find it incredible that we're still asking people to pay by cheques or money order. I'm 42 years old. I don't think I've ever used a money order in my life.

An honourable member: You don't look a day over 21.

Thank you. There's a lot of kindness in the room today. I attribute it to the budget hangover.


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