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Tuesday, 9 March 1971
Page: 752


Mr Webb asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

(1) What is the amount of child allowance paid to the first child of

(a) a civilian widow; and

(b) a war widow.

(2) Will he lake steps to increase the allowance paid to the first child of a civilian widow to the amount paid to the first child of a war widow.


Mr Wentworth The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) S2.50 a week (b) $6.00 a week

(2) The ' question of increasing social service benefits is a matter of Government policy and is constantly under review.







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