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Thursday, 14 November 1985
Page: 2141

Senator WALTERS(11.45) —Is there no one in the gallery who could--

Senator Grimes —There is no one present who knows the answer, I am afraid.

Senator WALTERS —The Minister may be able to give me some of the answers to the further questions that I want to ask. As the home confinement is commonly regarded by most responsible authorities as a dangerous procedure in terms of both maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity, should the Government be seen to encourage such practices? That is a question that I am sure the Minister could answer.