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Friday, 2 December 1938

Mr BEASLEY (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will the Treasurer inform me when the decision was made that the national health and pensions insurance scheme would in no way affect existing rights under our workers' compensation legislation?

Mr CASEY - Before the bill was presented to Parliament.

Mr.ROSEVEAR.- What is the estimated cost of the printing of the pamphlet entitled What National Insurance Means, and what method has been adopted for its distribution?-

Mr Lane - That is an urgent question.

Mr Beasley - Especially when the pamphlet is so misleading.

Mr.ROSEVEAR. - Will the cost of printing the pamphlet be made a charge against the national insurance fund?

Mr.CASEY. - In reply to the first part of the question, I do not know what the cost has been. In reply to the second part of the question, every effort will be made to get copies of the pamphlet into the hands of as many persona concerned with national insurance as possible.

Mr Beasley - The pamphlet contains lies.

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