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Friday, 8 May 1970


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

Will he re-check the answer given to paragraph (2) of Question No. 296 (Hansard, 7th April 1970, page 766) and state why the weekly compensation paid to a New Guinean plantation worker who is permanently and totally incapacitated is higher than the amount he would have received but for his incapacitation.


Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The amount of compensation cited in the answer to paragraph (2) of Question No. 296 is higher than the amount a New Guinean plantation worker who is permanently and totally incapacitated would have received but for his incapacitation. This results from the interpretation of the pay provisions of the Ordinance. The correctness of this interpretation is under further examination.







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