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Tuesday, 27 October 1964

Senator ANDERSON (New South Wales) (Minister for Customs and Excise) . - I understand that a statement on this matter was made in another place today by the Prime Minister (Sir Robert Menzies). Unfortunately, I have been engaged in this place since half past ten this morning and I have not had an opportunity to acquaint myself with the precise details of that statement. If the discussion of the estimates for the PostmasterGeneral's Department continues for any length of time, I shall obtain the details and make them known to Senator Willesee. Meanwhile, I have been informed by the departmental officers that the proposal covers a reduction of 33i per cent, of rentals for all persons who are entitled to a concession rate for broadcast and television receiver licences, and for widows.

Senator Willesee - How will that work out in actual money terms? Will they be paying a little more than they paid before the Budget was introduced?

Senator ANDERSON - I am not aware of the details. As I said, if the opportunity presents itself a little later, I shall make them known to the honorable senator.

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