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Tuesday, 19 May 1942

Mr HOLLOWAY (Melbourne PortsMinister for Social Services) . - That the committee has nothing to do with State laws must be obvious. If States continue to operate schemes identical with a Commonwealth scheme, that is their concern, not ours. The Commonwealth cannot compel the States to act in accordance with its desires, or to desist from doing anything.

Mr Archie Cameron - Is it intended that widows who receive a State pension shall also receive a pension under this legislation?

Mr HOLLOWAY - A pension under this act will be payable to those who are eligible to receive it, irrespective of what a State may do.

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