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Thursday, 24 May 2001
Page: 24297

Senator VANSTONE (Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women) (11:26 AM) —The advice I have is this: citizenship was not around then, so that is not an issue. The payment would be based on domicile. If someone was domiciled in Australia immediately before internment, their widow would be eligible. Domicile is a longstanding test of an intention to permanently stay. So the answer to that widow is yes.