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Bill - Mental Deficiency. In Committee [Hansard p1080-1082]
Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995
Parliament of Western Australia, 22 October 1929

See pages 1080-1082 of the excerpt. 'Bill - Mental Deficiency. In Committee' is an excerpt from the digital copies of the Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) of the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australian Parliament. It documents the debate about the Mental Deficiency Bill during the Committee stage. The Bill had been sent to a Select Committee and those findings were discussed. The issue of sterilisation was explained by the Minister for Public Health and debated by members. 'The greatest authorities in the world differ on the question of sterilisation', according to Charles Latham, MLA. The debates and fate of this Bill showed that members of the WA parliament also differed.