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12 NATION FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Health bid terminal SYDNEY: Australians could have had a hip replacement, a knee replacement or a brain tumour removed for the cost of creating the shared summaries on their e-health records. The botched Personally Controlled e-Health Record has been operating for nearly three years but fewer than one in 10 Australians (2.1 million people) currently has one. And doctors have uploaded just 41,998 shared health summaries on to these records, which means most of the more than 2 million e-health records are empty. The scheme has so far cost taxpayers more than $1 billion to develop, or almost $24,000 per shared health summary. Launched by the previous Labor government in July 2012, the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record was meant to bring medical records into the digital age and contain an electronic patient health summary, a list of allergies and medications and eventually X-rays and test results. The Abbott Government commissioned a review of the system after winning office. If the $1 billion spent so far is to be salvaged and the scheme rolled out the Government needs to provide direction and funding by June 30. Health Minster Sussan Ley said she has listened to doctors about their experiences with the system as part of her national Medicare consultations and the prognosis isnt good for the previous government. By SUE DUNLEVY Johns drink-drive ban SYDNEY: Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has been disqualified from getting behind the wheel of a car for six months after being caught drink-driving in NSW. The 35-year-old, who pleaded guilty to mid-range drink-driving, was also slapped with an $880 fine at Newcastle Local Court yesterday. I made a mistake which Im really sorry for, the musician told reporters outside the courthouse. Ive completed the traffic offenders course, and it certainly wont happen again. Malcolm Turnbull looked pretty relaxed during Question Time in the House of Representatives yesterday Picture: GARY RAMAGE Spill talk intensifies SYDNEY: Backbenchers have reportedly told Malcolm Turnbull he has the numbers to beat Tony Abbott in a leadership spill, but Liberal ministers have to bring it on. 7 News Political Editor Mark Riley reports that a growing number of MPs have gone to see Mr Turnbull in his office with a clear message. They had reportedly told the Communications Minister well back you if ministers bring it on. 7 News reported backbenchers want senior ministers in the Cabinet to confront Mr Abbott. Weve done our bit ... its now the Cabinets turn, one MP said. The temperature has increased this week, another said. Riley also reported Foreign Minister Julie Bishop would stand against Mr Turnbull if another spill was brought on. HOT SPOT SPECIALS Tanqueray Gin OR Makers Mark Bourbon 700ml Jack Daniels & Cola Cans 10x375ml Corona Extra Bottles 24x355ml FREE Corona Bag HAT TR ICK S M A S H IN G S P E C IA L S 70 0ML $44 EACH SAVE UP TO $ 9 10 CANS $39 SAVE $ 6 Purchase ONE bottle of Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml PLUS TWO bottles of Overstone Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml for $30 A LL 3 FOR $30^ SAVE $ 2497 Hahn Super Dry 3.5% Bottles 24x330ml OR Carlton Dry Bottles 24x355ml A NY CASE S 2 $86 SAVE UP TO $ 24 A NY 2 FOR $40^ SAVE UP TO $ 1998 Bird In Hand Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Wolf Blass Original Collection, Reschke Coonawarra Ros OR Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuve Brut 750ml# 2 CASES $100 SAVE UP TO $ 22 TODAYS SPECIAL bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. On sale until Tuesday 3rd March 2015 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Darwin metropolitan sell price. BWS stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy offers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Gove or Katherine or through Woolworths online. #Wine varieties may vary by store. ^At this great price no further discounts apply. *Standard local call charges apply. When you purchase 2 cases of Corona Extra Bottles 24x355ml and receive a bonus Corona Bag. While stocks last. BP250215NT5