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Friday, 24 August 1923

Dr EARLE PAGE (Cowper) (Treasurer) . - I move -

That the following new clause be inserted : - "3a. Section 22 of the principal Act is amended by adding at the end of sub-section (2) thereof the words ' or has resided in Australia continuously for twenty years.' "

The effect of this clause is that a person who has been resident in Australia for twenty-five years, and is afflicted with congenital disease which renders him permanently incapacitated, or who is blind, shall be regarded as being eligible for the pension if he arrived in Australia before attaining the age of three years.

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