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Abortion Supervisory Committee Appointments

Published: Thu 7 Apr 2011 03:45 PM
Abortion Supervisory Committee Appointments
Following Question Time, Parliament agreed to the following motion on a voice vote:
That, pursuant to sections 10 and 11 of the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977, this House recommend His Excellency the Governor-General reappoint Professor Dame Linda Jane Holloway of Dunedin and Reverend Patricia Ann Allan of Christchurch as members of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, and appoint Dr Tangimoana Frances Habib of Hamilton as a member of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, each for a term of three years from the date of appointment, and appoint Professor Dame Linda Jane Holloway as Chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee.
An amendment by Tariana Turia to appoint a different person was defeated on a personal vote by 70 votes to 41 with one abstention.
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