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Tuesday, 2 April 1957


Mr E JAMES HARRISON (BLAXLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can the

Minister for Labour and National Service say why particular care is now being taken by employment officers of his department to avoid enrolling for employment any male over 65 years of age or any female over 60 years of age who becomes unemployed? Is he aware of the fact that many people of this age desire to continue in useful employment and feel strongly about being refused enrolment and at the same time being told by the employment officers to apply for the age pension? Is this being done to keep down the departmentally recorded number of unemployed, and is it being done with the Minister's consent?







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