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Tuesday, 12 June 1984
Page: 2874

Senator GRIMES (Minister for Social Security)(10.27) —I certainly give Senator Messner an assurance that full credit will be given for the period of employment. In paragraph (a) of the legislation, 'eligible service period', refers to where there is a payment which relates to that relevant eligible period of employment. I think that covers the matter. If there is an actual period of employment, yes, it will be counted.