Monday, 24 June 2013
I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 1284 standing in my name for today, relating to dialysis in Central Australia.
I move the motion as amended:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the Federal Government allocated $13 million of funding to address kidney health and dialysis in central Australia in response to the Central Desert Renal Study in 2011, and
(ii) $3 million of this funding has already been pulled back into consolidated revenue and that much of the balance of $10 million remains unspent; and
(b) calls on the Federal Government to:
(i) ensure that the entirety of the $10 million in funding is used for dialysis related purposes, and
(ii) be more flexible in its negotiations with state and territory governments and other stakeholders.
Question agreed to.