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SOCIAL SECURITY AND REPATRIATION (ABOLITION OF ASSETS TEST) BILL 1985 [NO. 2]

Senator Messner, pursuant to leave granted this day, presented 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.

On the motion of Senator Messner the Bill was 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.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, consideration of Government Papers was called on.