Senate debates

Monday, 24 June 2013


Dialysis Services

4:59 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 1284 standing in my name for today, relating to dialysis in Central Australia.

Leave granted.

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.