Health Minister Greg Hunt has been accused of giving preferential treatment by granting a licence for an MRI machine to the vice-president of the South Australian Liberal Party despite other machines operating nearby. The licence, awarded in April to Sound Radiology in Parkside, has come under scrutiny in Federal Question Time after Opposition health spokesman Chris Bowen asked why 443 other licence applications were overlooked. Mr Hunt defended the process, saying the licences were allocated after “an independent process where applications were called and assessed by the department”. Mr Hunt said he didn’t know the CEO of Sound Radiology Cara Miller was elected SA Liberal Party vice-president last year. “That matter isn’t known to me, and to the best of my knowledge, has never been known to me. SA received four MRI licences, two in country SA and two in metropolitan areas,” he said. Minister for Health Greg Hunt […]