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Thursday, 24 March 1994
Page: 2185


Senator HARRADINE (12.44 p.m.) —I raised this matter last time as an aside, but since then I have had the matter checked legally. The advice that I am receiving is that such a payment is a periodic payment by way of an allowance. It cannot be described in any other way. If it is a periodic payment by way of an allowance, then clearly that falls within the scope of the definition of income under the social security legislation.

  The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Zakharov)—Order! It being 12.45 p.m., I shall report progress.

  Progress reported.

  Consideration resumed from 23 February.

  The bill.