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Thursday, 1 August 1946

Mr FROST (FRANKLIN, TASMANIA) (Minister for Repatriation) - I have not received any deputations from the War Widows Guild regarding the inadequacy of pensions. I have had representations from mothers of deceased servicemen, but not from widows. The raising of pension rates, of course, is a matter of government policy, which is not usually announced by answers to questions. The honorable gentleman would not like the repatriation legislation to be amended now on the. eve of the' general elections.

Mr White - Of course. Why not?

Mr FROST - I am sure that he would not. This is a matter of policy, and the Government will see that justice is done to the people concerned. I have, received many letters expressing appreciation of the assistance given by the Repatriation Department to widows and others.

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