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Thursday, 6 December 1973
Page: 2544


Senator JESSOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -I refer the Minister representing the Minister for Health to the organisation called 'Recovery ' which is performing a very important service in the community by rehabilitating people suffering from nervous disorders. I believe that the Minister is well aware of the work that this organisation is doing. Can he say whether the Federal Government has approved a grant for the establishment of a national secretariat for 'Recovery'? If the Government has approved such a grant, can he say when the money will be made available to the organisation which is anxious to proceed with this urgent project?


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I am very much aware of the very valuable work carried out by 'Recovery'. I know that 2 members of the organisation, Dr Lacey and Father Keogh, recently were invited to the United States of America to advise people there on how to go about setting up a similar organisation. I can advise the honourable senator that I am aware of these facts because my wife is an active member of the organisation. I cannot say with particularity whether what the honourable senator suggests is correct. I will make immediate inquiries of my colleague the Minister for Health and supply the honourable senator with an answer.







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