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Thursday, 11 November 1976

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth our concern for single pensioners or married pensioners who have lost their partners, about funeral expenses. With married couples the normal pension is continued for twelve weeks after the death of one of the partners and this helps pay for funeral arrangements. This benefit is denied a single pensioner. We believe this benefit could be easily extended to single pensioners and we request that this be done during the current session of Parliament.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Dr J. F. Cairns.

Petition received.







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