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Thursday, 20 April 1961

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I should like to ask the Minister for Social Services whether it is a fact that, until recently, the income permitted to persons in receipt of the age pension was assessed over a twelvemonthly period. Is it true that, recently, his department has laid it down that the permissible income shall be assessed over a two-weekly period and not over a twelvemonthly period? As this is causing great hardship to people who are not able to get regular employment at the permissible income but could get irregular employment at a higher rate, although not at an annual rate greater than that of the permissible income, will the Minister have the matter reviewed?

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