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Tuesday, 18 May 1965

Senator FITZGERALD (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services. In view of the great success of the Winston Churchill memorial appeal to the general public, which has resulted in the establishment of a scholarship scheme, has the Government any plans to perpetuate by a similar appeal the memory of President John F. Kennedy, whose untimely death robbed the free world of a great leader? It is suggested that a John F. Kennedy post graduate scholarship on mental retardation, or a John F. Kennedy modern hospital or sheltered workshop might be established in each State, thus assisting the cause of the mentally handi-capped in which the late President was intensely interested and to which he gave practical help. If the Government has no such plan, will the Minister, who I know is personally interested in this work, raise the matter with the Government with a view to conducting such an appeal for this worthy cause?

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