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Tuesday, 23 November 1971
Page: 3531

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Have officers of the Department of Health attended meetings of the Presidents of State and Territory Medical Boards since a former Minister's answer on 22nd February 1971 (Hansard, page 471); if so, whenand where.

(2)   What progress has been made since that answer in securing Australia-wide recognition of qualifications obtained in any State or Territory or in another country in dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

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

(1)   No.

(2)   I am not aware of any significant developments towards the securing of Australia-wide recognition of qualifications obtained in any Stale or Territory in the fields listed. The question of the recognition of overseas qualifications continues toreceive the attention of the Committee on Overseas Professional Qualifications.

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