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Wednesday, 3 April 1957

Mr ROBERTON (RIVERINA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Social Services) - I know the great personal interest which the honorable member for Petrie and, indeed, other members representing the State of Queensland, have in the Chermside Garden Settlement. I am sure he will pardon me if 1 speak from memory and state that there have been two applications to the department for a grant under the Aged Persons Homes Act. The firs., application was made, and a grant of £10,000 was approved. It has been paid, the construction has been completed, and the people are happily in occupation. A second application was made, and 1 am pleased to say that a further grant of some £24.000 has been approved. A first instalment of £10,000 of the second grant has been paid, and a further instalment of £12,000 is about to be paid. 1 shall be very pleased if the honorable member for Petrie will agree to represent me at the handing over of the second instalment.

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