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Wednesday, 3 June 1942


Mr HUGHES (North Sydney) - by leave- I should like the right honorable gentleman to state what is to be done in respect of the men who have enlisted in the present war and have suffered or are at present suffering certain disabilities. For example, what is to be done in respect of those who are suffering from tuber culosis? As the right honorable gentleman knows, tuberculosis is provided for doubly under the Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Act. But those who return from this war suffering from tuberculosis will not be covered by any legislation. I should like to know what is to be done in the meantime, while the committee is considering the matter.


Mr Curtin - The Government will consider, as quickly as circumstances will allow, what it shall do in regard to that matter; but I hope that the committee will be able to furnish ready guidance for a permanent solution of the problem.







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