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Tuesday, 17 November 1959

Mr BUCHANAN (MCMILLAN, VICTORIA) - My question is addressed to the Minister for Social Services. In line with to-day's enlightened attitude towards the diagnosis and voluntary treatment of mental illness, will the Minister consider taking steps to remove from the Social Services Act the distinction drawn between pensioners who enter a benevolent home to be cared for, and pensioners who, because of the nature of the treatment needed, enter a mental hospital to be cared for?

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