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Friday, 15 May 1942


Mr HOLLOWAY (Melbourne PortsMinister for Social Services and Minister for Health [4.5].) (in reply - I shall not now reply to all the questions raised by honorable members during the secondreading debate, but in the committee stage I shall endeavour to clear up doubts that have been expressed. After consulting the TreasurerMr. Chifley) and the Prime Minister (Mr, Curtin) I can now promise that an automatic adjustment clause relating to the cost of living will be included in the bill, and a wider interpretation will be placed on the use of the word " divorcee ".

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time and committed pro forma.

Progress reported.







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