Senator DI NATALE: I, and also on behalf of Senator Lazarus, move the motion as amended:
That the Senate—
(a) expresses concern at the proposed sale of the $29 billion Medicare payment system, which will put thousands of jobs at risk and compromise service;
(b) notes That the sale will open the door for further privatisations within the Department of Human Services and other federal government agencies, including the Australian Taxation Office; and
(c) calls on the Australian Government to:
(i) protect Australian jobs, and ensure that all jobs remain in Australia as is currently the case; and
(ii) reject the privatisation of Medicare's key administrative functions.