Reason for referral of the Bill and information relating to the reference

Inquiry into Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 [provisions]

Reason for referral of the Bill and information relating to the reference

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On 14 May 2009 the Senate, on the recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee, referred the provisions of the Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2009.

The Bill may be accessed via the link: Legislation and documentation relating to the Bill

The Committee invites you to provide a written submission addressing issues that may be of relevance to you. The submission should be lodged by 1 June 2009. The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically as an attached document – email: – otherwise by fax (02 6277 5829).

Submissions become Committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Publication of submissions includes loading them onto the internet and their being available to other interested parties including the media. Persons making submissions must not release them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not protected. Information relating to Senate Committee inquiries, including notes to assist in the preparation of submissions for a Committee, can be located on the Internet at

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829