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Availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia

On 17 August 2017, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

The availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.

The terms of reference are:

  1. geographic and other disparities in access to diagnostic imaging equipment;
  2. arrangements for Commonwealth subsidy of diagnostic imaging equipment and services;
  3. out-of-pocket costs for services that are not subsidised by the Commonwealth and the impact of these on patients; and
  4. the respective roles of the Commonwealth, states and other funders in ensuring access to diagnostic imaging services. 

The closing date for submissions is 6 October 2017. The reporting date is 5 December 2017. On 16 November 2017, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 7 March 2018.  The Committee has sought a further extension to the reporting date and will now report on 9 March 2018.

Committee Secretariat 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
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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