Most of the Comments from the Minister - Made on 21 June, 2012 - cover the amendments. The Opposition takes a slightly broader view.
Here is the transcript.
Ms PLIBERSEK (SydneyMinister for Health) (11:20): I move:
That the amendments be agreed to.
The amendments to this legislation, the PCEHR bills, reflect recommendations by the Senate Community Affairs Committee, address issues raised through consultation and make other small clarifications and corrections. Some of the key amendments will ensure the system operator can cancel or suspend a consumer's registration if continued registration poses a risk to the personally controlled e-health records system. The amendments strengthen consumer consent arrangements; clarify the extent of the Australian Information Commissioner's powers in respect of the PCEHR system; clarify the use of de-identified data for research and public health purposes and provide for requirements to be made for this function; support the use of...
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