​Labor seeks updated My Health Record legislation to prevent privatisation

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The federal opposition wants to fix the Australian government’s controversial My Health Record, focusing in particular on amending legislation to ensure control of the online medical file can never be privatised or commercialised.

Labor has touted its plan as protecting the privacy of employees and women fleeing domestic violence, and as one protecting the public from having their medical history used by the likes of health insurers.

“Labor supports electronic health records. But the Senate inquiry we initiated into the My Health Record has exposed a range of deficiencies that must be addressed before this scheme rolls out to every Australian,” a statement from Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare Catherine King said.

Specifically, Labor intends to move amendments to

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