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The need to increase the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme accommodation allowance

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Natalie Halse
President Pink in the Tropics
11 Hartley Street
WANGETTI QLD 4877

Total Signatures - 3892

Sponsoring Member: Jason O'Brien MP

Posting Date: 8/12/2009

Closing Date: 31/03/2010

Tabled Date: 14/04/2010

Responded By: Hon Paul Lucas MP on 23/09/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The need to increase the patient travel subsidy scheme accommodation allowanceQueensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that:• the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme accommodation allowance has not increased in 21 years;• the current $30 a day allowance is totally and completely inadequate; • this inadequate allowance prevents some rural and remote patients from accessing treatment; and• the 8% difference in survival rate between Far North Queensland and South East Queensland is unacceptable.Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to substantially increase the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme accommodation allowance.