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Friday, 17 July 1931

Mr JAMES (Hunter) . - I desire to bring under the notice of the Minister for Repatriation (Mr. McNeill) the way in which the proposed reduction in war pensions will affect a case that has been brought under my notice. It is that of a lady who had two sons killed at the war, and whose husband is crippled, and in receipt of an invalid pension. She is in a worse position than that of a widow. The recent conference between the Government and representatives of returned soldiers made no provision for cases of this description. The following letter was sent to Mr. Booth, the State representative of Kurri Kurri: -

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