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Tuesday, 16 May 1972
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Mr Enderby asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Is there any reason why contraceptives cannot be included in the Therapeutic Goods Act so that the Government can enforce appropriate standards of manufacture on contraceptives made in Australia.

(2)   If not, will the Minister take steps to have locally made contraceptives included in the Act to enable these standards to be enforced.

Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Australian-made contraceptives are already subject to the provisions of the Therapeutic Goods Act.

(2)   No standards have yet been determined for such goods, but action to do so will be taken in due course.

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