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Wednesday, 13 May 1942

Mr BADMAN (Grey) .- Thenare detribalized natives in addition to those referred to by the honorable mem heifer Parramatta (Sir Frederick Stewart) who " walkabout " at times. Particularly in my electorate, there are several mission stations on which detribalized natives are farming. Their homes arcwithin the mission area. Some of th-1 natives are most competent workers, an i during the shearing season move from place to place. The Minister should have inserted in the bill a definition in regard to payment, in order that detribalized natives may receive the full pension and those who are not completely civilized a corresponding amount. I have mpi several natives who are highly educated to at least the standard of the average white person, and in some instances to a higher standard. They dress in the type of clothing provided for whites, and eat the same sort of food I have always advocated that during their old age they should receive consideration equal to that given to white persons. J should like the Minister to state whether he will consider giving to detribalized natives the full pension,

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