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Monday, 18 October 2021
Page: 88

Ms PRICE (DurackMinister for Defence Industry and Minister for Science and Technology) (11:36): It's great to have an opportunity to speak briefly on this motion, and I thank the member for Werriwa for bringing forward this motion and acknowledge her loss. Her contribution was really very heart-warming, but we could all hear the pain in her voice. I know that there are many people who sit in this House but don't talk about these issues, and it's very brave of her to talk about her experience. I would like to acknowledge that it is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I want to thank all of those who have contributed to this discussion today. I particularly want to acknowledge the member for Macarthur for his contributions this morning, not just on this motion but also with respect to spinal muscular atrophy. The theme running through this morning in the House seems to be around research that's needed to identify issues relating to childbirth and testing regimes. Pregnancy and infant loss is a really difficult issue for all of us, including myself, so I'm glad that I've at least had an opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone for their contributions today.