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Thursday, 9 December 1971
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Mr Kennedy asked trie Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice: - Will the Minister investigate the proposal of the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne to establish an experimental community health centre, and will the Government take steps to ensure that Commonwealth financial assistance is made available for the fulfilment of the proposal.

Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The respective State Governments are responsible for the provision of State health services including community health ' centres. Under the Commonwealth/Slates financial arrangements, funds are already made available to (he States for this purpose.

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