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Friday, 27 November 1959


Mr WARD (EAST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Does the Prime Minister recognize the right of every member of the community to an income upon retirement from work on account of invalidity, age or any other unavoidable cause, which will provide a reasonable living in accordance with recognized minimum Australian standards? If so, is the Government prepared to initiate a public inquiry by an independent authority to examine all Australian social service payments to ascertain whether they accord with this principle? If the Prime Minister is not prepared to adopt this suggestion, will he state his reasons for not doing so?







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