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Greens to move Senate Inquiry into Medicare data breach

Media Release
Richard Di Natale 5 Jul 2017

The Greens will move for a Senate inquiry to examine the Medicare data issues that have come to light in recent days, said Australian Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale.

"We have grave concerns about the breaches in Medicare data that have been discovered only because of the hard work of committed journalists," Dr Di Natale said.

"To discover that individuals’ private Medicare data has been shared, and sold, by shady interests is of grave concern."

"We’re moving toward an electronic health record, and people need to have the upmost confidence that their sensitive health information is going to be kept secure."

"That is why the Greens will be moving for a Senate inquiry when we return to ensure that this issue is dealt with, and that we don’t have the same vulnerabilities across other areas that are supposed to be keeping sensitive health information secure."

"People need to have confidence that their personal information is kept secure."

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