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Australian/NZ Health, Disability and Community Services Ministers' conference to be held in Wellington this week

A number of conferences, involving Ministers from Australia and New Zealand, are being held at the Park Royal Hotel in Wellington from 25-28 July inclusive.

Meetings on disability issues, health, community services and food standards will be held during the four days. New Zealand ministers involved will be the Minister for Disability Issues and Associate Minister of Health Ruth Dyson, Minister of Social Services and Employment Steve Maharey, and Health Minister Annette King.

The schedule of meetings will be as follows:

25 July Meeting of Ministers with Responsiblity for Disability Services.
For more information, please contact Pip Desmond,
phone 04 471 9258, 025 575 894.

26 July Community Services Ministers Conference.
For more information, please contact Michael Gibbs,
phone 04 471 9154, 025 270 9115.

27 July Australian Health Ministers' Conference.
For more information please contact John Harvey,
phone 04 471 9305.

28 July Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council Meeting.
For more information, please contact Lydia Buchtmann/Hugh Baber,
phone 04 473 9942, 021 648 054.

The meetings will be closed to the media. However, there will be announcements by ministers following the meetings. Timings for these announcements will be known closer to the time. Please contact the appropriate press secretary listed above for further details.

A room has been set aside on the first floor of the Park Royal for media covering the meeting.
NB: All media will need their press card to be allowed access to the venue.

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