Telstra-run national cancer register voted in

The ALP has failed in its initial attempts to stop Telstra running the new national cancer screening register, amid concerns that sensitive medical information would be handed to the private sector.

From 1 May, the national register will hold patient data on the revamped cervical cancer screening program, along with the bowel cancer screening program.

Despite Opposition claims the government was treating the register like a guinea pig by giving sensitive patient data to Telstra, the bill to establish the