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Wednesday, 4 December 1935


Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - I am informed that a pension is not paid during the confinement to prison of a pensioner, but that it is paid to his dependants. Section 30 is quite clear. It enacts that if a pensioner is convicted of an offence and is sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the commission may suspend his pension during the term of imprisonment or forfeit any instalments. If there are dependants, the pension may be paid to them.


Senator HARDY - What happens if the man has no dependants?


Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - In that event, no pension is payable during the term of imprisonment.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 11 to 17 agreed to.

Clause 18 (Pensions to dependants of deceased blinded soldiers).







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