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Thursday, 29 March 1979
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Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 8 March 1979:

(1)   Did his colleague, Senator Durack, in his capacity as Acting Minister for Veterans ' Affairs, inform the Minister for Defence that the Government was considering the Toose report and recommendations concerning the repatriation system insofar as it relates to conditions of eligibility and benefits of merchant seamen who served in a war zone in World War II.

(2)   If so, has this matter been carefully examined and evaluated and with what results.


Mr Adermann (FISHER, QUEENSLAND) (Minister Assisting the Minister for Primary Industry) -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes. My colleague, Senator Durack, informed the Minister for Defence that the Government was considering the Toose report recommendations and that the report recommended that the Seamen's War Pensions and Allowances legislation be reviewed with a view to bringing conditions of eligibility and benefits as close as possible to those in Repatriation legislation.

(2)   A decision has not been reached.







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