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Thursday, 3 September 1942


Mr GUY (WILMOT, TASMANIA) - In view of the widespread indignation expressed throughout Australia, and the declaration that the de facto widow provisions of the Widows' Pensions Act are an affront to the womanhood of Australia, as well as an outrage on the ethical standards of the community, will the Minister for Social Services introduce legislation to repeal the objectionable provisions to which such strong exception has been taken, in order that honorable members may be given an opportunity to reconsider them?







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