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SPECIAL GRANTS FOR HEART AND CANCER RESEARCH - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON WILLIAM MCMAHON CH MP

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 16/04/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2560

FOR PRESS: PM. ! o 35/ 1972
SPECIAL GRANTS FOR HEART AND CANCER RESEARCH
Statement b the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon.
William McMahon, C. H, M. P.
The Prime Minister announced today that the
Commonwealth Government had decided to make a special grant
of $ 250,000 to the National Heart Foundation and a special
grant of $ 100,000 to the Australian Cancer Society.
" The Government has noted that research in the
fields of heart disease and cancer is considered to hold
special promise of community benefits," the Prime Minister
said. " Heart disease is the nation's biggest single
health problem in relation to mortality and morbidity and
cancer is also a disease of major importance.
" The Government has therefore decided to make
special grants to the National Heart Foundation and the
Australian Cancer Society to assist these organisations with
their promising research programmes."
CPNBERPA, 16 April, 1972.

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