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Thursday, 13 October 1955


Mr KEON (Yarra) .- This is but another attempt to prevent honorable members from having a " Grievance Day ". The Vice-President of the Executive Council (Sir Eric Harrison) promised honorable members who previously objected to this sort of thing that they would be given an opportunity to grieve once the Estimates had been passed. I wanted to grieve to-day over the fact that the party led by the right honorable member for Barton (Dr. Evatt) yesterday created a record by voting with the Government against a motion which provided that pensions should be increased in accordance with upward movements of the basic wage. I wanted to grieve considerably about that. The cost-of-living figures-

Honorable members interjecting,







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