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Tuesday, 30 November 1971
Page: 3828


Mr UREN (Reid) - I move:

After clause5 insert the following new clause: 5a. Section 29aa of the Principal Act is amended -

(a)   by inserting in paragraph (b) in sub-section (1.), after the word 'Insane', the words 'or incapacitated'; and

(b)   by adding at the end of sub-section (1.) the following paragraphs: "(c) she is an eligible person and is the widow of an ineligible person; or

(d)   she is an eligible person and her husband is temporarily or permanently insane or incapacitated; or

(e)   in the case of an unmarried person, he or she is temporarily or permanently insane or incapacitated; or

(f)   where a person is the sole purchaser or borrower, he or she, or his or her spouse, is temporarily or permanently insane or incapacitated".'.

This amendment was moved by the Opposition in November 1968 by the then Federal Labor spokesman for housing, the honourable member for Hindmarsh (Mr Clyde Cameron); so the Government has had ample time to study it. The amendment relates to very human problems arising from the personal experience of members of the Australian Labor Party. I do not move the amendment lightly. I ask the Government to give it some consideration and at least to allow some human blood to flow through its veins in dealing with these delicate problems. That is why I have moved the amendment.







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