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Wednesday, 30 November 1983
Page: 3025

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That, we, being residents of Queensland, strongly condemn the situation that exists where the Federal Government allows all pensioners to earn a certain amount a week or in an ''Earnings concession year'' to supplement their pension without affecting their entitlement to a full pension . . . then the Queensland State Government takes the money back as increased rent for Queensland Housing Commission rental houses and units.

And your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Parliament accept that the money earned by pensioners and unemployed tenants of the Q.H.C. should not be taken away from them in increased rents as the meagre supplementary income they are allowed is needed by people already living on incomes below the poverty line .

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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