Australian Left Review

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Clean Bill of Health


Dorothy Broom


It took months. Women's health workers were deflected from their important constructive tasks to fight a defensive battle for the survival of the services, and for the survival of women's health centres all over the country. There were four days of hearings, hundreds of pages of evidence, submissions and transcripts. Distinguished witnesses presented affidavits and gave evidence defending women's health initiatives. Three barristers, four solicitors and numerous public servants from the ACT and the Commonwealth applied their expertise to the matter. No one knows how expensive it has all been.



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