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SOCIAL SECURITY AND REPATRIATION (ABOLITION OF ASSETS TEST) BILL 1985

Senator Messner, pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to prevent an assets test applying to the rates at which certain pensions, benefits and allowances under the Social Security Act 1947 or the Repatriation Act 1920 are payable.

Question-put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Messner read a first time.

Senator Messner, by leave, moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.