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Tuesday, 8 May 1973
Page: 1753

Mr GARRICK (BATMAN, VICTORIA) - I address my question to the Minister for the Capital Territory and Minister for the Northern Territory, who represents the Attorney-General in this House. In view of the widespread public interest surrounding the private members Bill listed for debate in this House next Thursday - the Bill that has become known as the 'Abortion Bill' - will the Minister inform the House of the legal consequences for a person involved in the unlawful termination of a pregnancy in those Territories as at this date?

Mr ENDERBY (Minister for the Northern Territory) - In the case of the Australian Capital Territory the offence carries, I think, a liability for 10 years imprisonment. In the case of the Northern Territory the liability is for life imprisonment with, I think, hard labour.

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