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Wednesday, 17 November 2004
Page: 85

Ms GILLARD (2:54 PM) —My question is to the Minister for Health and Ageing. I refer the minister to recent discussions on abortion and the Prime Minister's statement that there will be no government sponsored changes. Will the minister today guarantee to the House that he has not used, and that so long as he is minister for health he will not use, either his ministerial office or departmental resources to advance views inconsistent with the government's policy as announced by the Prime Minister?

Mr ABBOTT (Minister for Health and Ageing) —I thank the member for Lalor for her question. I am very happy to tell the House that the government's policy has been splendidly articulated by the Prime Minister.