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Tuesday, 28 May 1968

Mr CLEAVER (SWAN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - Is the Minister for Health in a position to assure the House that he is following with keen interest the Western Australian Government's subsidy scheme for the care of the frail aged? In the interests of a most desirable development in our welfare provisions for elderly people I ask him further whether the State plan, which could reduce the proliferation of small hospitals and nursing homes, will receive the earnest consideration of the Government in respect of approval for payment of the Commonwealth subsidy to match the contributions of any State government towards the maintenance of residents in this type of home for the frail.

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