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Tuesday, 13 November 1973
Page: 3224


Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - I shall make my remarks very brief in accordance with the undertaking I have given to the Leader of the House (Mr Daly), who is at the table. I have already spoken of the manner in which the Government's health scheme will affect the people of Queensland. But these comments I wish to direct towards the efforts of a Mrs Doreen Farrar of Heidelberg Street, East Brisbane, a constituent of mine, who, like a great number of Queenslanders, has been very disturbed at the Government's proposals in relation to its health scheme. This woman, without being paid or asked, and not being associated with the Liberal Party, the Australian Medical Association or any particular doctor, has probably created a national record in that up till last weekend she had personally collected 7,554 signatures against the Government's health proposals. The use of petitions is a democratic right of any citizen, but I should like to pay tribute to her for the manner in which she has gone out and worked so hard for something in which she believes. I hope that these petitions have not simply fallen on deaf ears as far as the Government is concerned. I thank the Minister for allowing me to mention this woman in my speech.

Motion (by Mr Daly) agreed to.

That the question be now put.

Proposed expenditures agreed to.







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