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Thursday, 31 May 1973
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Mr Mathews asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   How many family planning clinics are there in each State and Territory.

(2)   What is the name of the authority or organisation by which each clinic is operated.

(3)   What is the location of each clinic.


Dr Everingham (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for Health) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Family planning advice or services are offered by a wide range of private and public organisations throughout Australia. Information regarding the total number of clinics is not currently available.

(2)   The two principal private organisations operating family planning clinics are the Family Planning Association of Australia and the Catholic Family Planning Centres. A number of smaller private organisations offers advice and services largely on a local basis. Information is not available regarding the extent of State Government involvement in family planning activities, nor of the family planning clinics understood to be operated by some public hospitals.

(3)   The Family Planning Association of Australia has branches in each State and Territory. The locations of the major Branch offices of the Family Planning Association are as follows:

(a)   Family Planning Association of Australia (Headquarters) and Family Planning Association of New South Wales,Caminer House, 92 City Road, Chippendale, New South Wales 2008.

(b)   Family Planning Association of Victoria, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

(c)   Family Planning Association of Queensland, 230 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006.

(d)   Family Planning Association of South Australia, 74 Fairford Street, Unley, South Australia 5061.

(e)   Family Planning Association of Western Australia, P.O. Box 134, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008.

(f)   Family Planning Association of Tasmania, P.O.

Box 250, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005.

(g)   Family Planning Association of Australia, A.C.T. Branch, Beauchamp House, Edinburgh Avenue, Acton, Australian Capital Territory 2601.

The total number of clinics operated by the FPAA in Australia according to information supplied by the FPAA, is 40 (31 in N.S.W., 1 in Victoria, 1 in Queensland, 1 in A.C.T., 3 in Western Australia, 3 in South Australia). Other clinics are currently being established in four States and the A.C.T.

The Catholic Family Planning Centres operate under the supervision of the National Catholic Welfare Committee. A complete list of the Centres is not currently available. However, the major State and AC.T. Centres are located as follows:

(a)   Family Planning Advisory Centre, 245 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007.

(b)   Catholic Family Planning Centre, 21 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065.

(c)   Natural Family Planning Centre, c/o Catholic Presbytery, Morgan Street, Valley, Queensland 4006.

(d)   Catholic Family Planning Centre, 33 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000.

(e)   Catholic Family Planning Centre, 77 St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000.

(f)   Catholic Family Centre, St Christopher's Presbytery, Canberra Avenue, Manuka, Australian Capital Territory 2603.

(g)   Catholic Family Planning Centre, 11 Harrington Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000.







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