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Wednesday, 14 November 1973
Page: 1756


Senator McLAREN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - In view of the serious mosquito problem being experienced by the residents of Darwin, particularly in the areas of Nakara and Wanguri, can the Minister representing the Minister for Health say what action, if any, is being taken in an effort to rid the community of this menace?


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) -The Minister for Health in another place advised me that Senator McLaren might be seeking information of this nature. The Minister has advised me that there has been no recorded case of indigenous malaria in the Northern Territory since March 1962. There has been a mosquito control program in the Territory for several years and the Australian Department of Health, in cooperation with the Darwin City Council and the Department of the Northern Territory, is currently undertaking an expanded mosquito control program which includes the northern suburbs of Darwin. My colleague the Minister for Health has provided me with additional background information of some detail and that I will provide in turn to the honourable senator.







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