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Wednesday, 23 September 1936


Senator ARKINS (Kew South Wales) . - I agree with Senator Payne that there should be a revaluation of war service homes. The Government of the day was generous to the returned soldiers who

Bet out to acquire homes. Unfortunately some of the returned men have not proved good tenants, but others have been satisfactory in every respect. They bought their homes when prices were at the peak, but subsequently found it impossible to meet their liabilities. The Government could well write off some thousands of pounds in respect of these homes. A man who has kept his home in good repair, and proved himself a home lover, but has fallen on evil times through no fault of his own, should he granted some assistance. It is true that among the civilian population there are many who have had to face similar difficulties, but the Government has a special duty to the returned men. I know that generally they have been treated with leniency; but in some cases justice has not been done. I trust that the Government will do something for these men.







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