Location rules being undermined: Tambassis

Guild officials are concerned that the over-lodgement of applications for Ministerial Discretion regarding pharmacy location rules is working against the interests of the profession.

In a statement, Guild president George Tambassis said it was important that the Ministerial Discretion avenue was used “wisely and sparingly” by Guild members, and not as simply a right of appeal.

“Certainly I am aware of concerns within government about the increasing amount of time and cost entailed in administering location rules applications, including Ministerial Discretions,” Mr Tambassis