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Friday, 5 December 1986
Page: 3482

Senator PETER BAUME(11.03) —I have just one question for the Minister on the answer he has just given. I do not have the Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act in front of me; he does. Does this Act provide only for women in this situation or does it provide equally for men who are dependent spouses?

Senator Gareth Evans —The reference is to opposite sex; so it cuts both ways.

Senator PETER BAUME —Is it? As it is written it refers to a woman who through the period `lives with him as his wife'.