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Wednesday, 21 April 1971

Senator GREENWOOD - I certainly shall inquire, because the Leader of the Opposition has asked me to inquire, into the facts that he has related. I must say, however, that I have had occasion to examine this matter in recent times because others have raised similar questions relating to the adequacy of medical services on Groote Eylandt. It is true that there is no resident doctor on Groote Eylandt but there is a regular visiting doctor who flies in, I think, every 6 weeks and stays for a period of days. A doctor can be brought in and, in fact, is brought in, when emergencies arise. When the doctor is not there a nursing service is available. 1 state these things because they are known to me. They go part of the way towards meeting the problem which exists in many parts of the Northern Terirtory where there are developing industries and where medical facilities are not keeping pace with them. However, I shall look further into the matter as the Leader of the Opposition has asked me to do, and I shall give him such information as I am able to obtain.

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