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Wednesday, 29 June 1994
Page: 2325


Senator CROWLEY (Minister for Family Services) (4.55 p.m.) —We do not have those figures immediately to hand. We do have some figures, but they have not been broken down on a state by state basis. I remind Senator Woodley that this program starts on 1 July 1995 and in the first 12 months it will affect women who go from 60 to 60 1/2 years of age. It is important that we remember that the impact of a five-year wait will not have an effect on women until the year 2015.