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Thursday, 26 August 1920


Mr McDONALD (KENNEDY, QUEENSLAND) asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

In view of the probable surplus of revenue to the extent of five or six millions, will he take steps to increase the invalid and old-age pensions to £1 per week?


Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - It is regretted that the financial position will not permit of the increase suggested being granted. The Government is, however, considering the question of increasing the amount permitted to be earned by pensioners.







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