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Friday, 8 May 1942

Mr BARNARD (Bass) .- It is quite a good thing that members of the Joint Committee on Social 'Security should not be unanimous upon every subject that they investigate. At present, a pensioner is permitted to earn £32 10s. a year before his pension is affected. If he desires to obtain employment, he may surrender his pension, and he has no difficulty in reestablishing his claim to it when the job ceases. I have acted for a number of constituents in this matter. Whilst I do not object to the proposal of the honorable member for Flinders (Mr. Ryan), many practical difficulties would have to be overcome before it could he given effect.

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