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Friday, 5 June 1970

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

Have any widows or dependants of a European worker killed during or in the course of his employment in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea been refused compensation on the grounds that they were not wholly or partially or mainly dependent on the deceased worker's earnings before his death.

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

Widows and dependants of European workers make claims and take action for compensation through their legal representatives. The Department of Labour in the Territory would not necessarily know of such cases. Its records show no cases of refusal.

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