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Wednesday, 24 May 1972
Page: 1947

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) - I wish to inform the Senate that the Minister for Health and Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson, is leaving Australia tomorrow to have discussions with health authorities in Europe, the United Kingdom and North Africa. He is expected to return to Australia on 29th June. During his absence the Minister for Immigration, Dr Forbes, will be Acting Minister for Health. In this chamber I shall represent the Prime Minister; the Minister for Works, Senator Wright, will represent the Minister for Defence; the Minister for Civil Aviation, Senator Cotton, will represent the Acting Treasurer, and the Attorney-General, Senator Greenwood, will represent the Acting Minister for Health.

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