The Foreign Investment and Review Board (FIRB) twice asked the Federal Minister for Health's department whether it had any comment to make on Sun's entry to Australia. In addition to this a federal senator wrote to Dr. Wooldridge, the minister for health on my behalf and received a reply. All of them were similar. The following is representative.
In fact the ministers department was responsible for licensing pathology laboratories which Sun was buying and aged care nursing homes which Sun was planning to buy. If the minister did not know this he certainly should of, particularly in light of his plan to revolutionise health care in Australia using step down hospitals, a Sun Healthcare specialty. He announced this soon after Sun received approval to enter Australia.
The following letter was obtained from FIRB under FOI.
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