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Tuesday, 29 May 1973
Page: 2767

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Dr Jenkins (SCULLIN, VICTORIA) - Order! The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is making this speech, not other members of the House.

Mr BRYANT - I always enjoy a little audience participation. One has to accept the fact that in matters such as this ministerial direction has to be given. I have no doubt that we will establish satisfactory rapport in these matters. I do not believe that we will receive a real answer to the question of Aboriginal health, or the health of anybody else in the community who is suffering from deprivation, until we have a full time medical service operating on their behalf. One of the spin-offs from that will be that the rest of the community, seeing a national medical service of that sort operating usefully in that way, will demand it, and all those honourable members opposite who are weeping about the suggestion of a national medical service of the sort we offer will be rallying to the medical service to use it themselves.

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