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Tuesday, 30 August 1960

Mr Whitlam m asked the Minister for Health, upon notice -

How many new beds were provided in each State during the last financial year under the States Grants (Mental Institutions) Act 19ss?

Dr Donald Cameron (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows: -


In addition, Victoria opened facilities for treating as out-patients 60 mentally ill persons each day. Queensland has opened 180 new beds since 1st July, 1960, and South Australia expects to open 260 new beds before the end of October, 1960. In Western Australia construction of a large new mental institution is about to commence.

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