Senate stonewalled on CPA progress

Senators seeking information about the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement and the audit of the previous agreement have been rebuffed by Department of Health officials.

The audit, which was originally due to be released in Autumn 2014, is now slated for a Thursday 5 March release date, according to an Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) spokesperson.

At a Senate Estimates Committee hearing, bureaucrats faced a series of questions about both the delayed audit and the 6CPA negotiations.

Department of Health officials refused to be drawn on when