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Friday, 1 May 1987
Page: 2193

Senator WATSON —I ask the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security: Is it a fact that the foreshadowed increases in pension payments scheduled for May of this year will be delayed by one month? Why does the Government appear to pursue a policy of discrimination against the most disadvantaged section of the community?

Senator TATE —There is no basis upon which I can answer that particular speculation by Senator Watson and there is no way in which I can offer a comment to aid the Senate in understanding the basis for his question.