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Thursday, 11 June 1914

Senator MILLEN - As the Senate is aware, in order to allay the obvious anxiety of the honorable senator, I did act as a postman for him, and forwarded his letter to the Treasurer, from whom I have received this answer -

I said " that in a great many cases the persons who received the money were in a position to pay their own maternity expenses, but they felt that, as the money was available, and taxation was pretty severe, they might as well take it."

I was giving a reason for that class of persons taking the allowance. I was merely surmising what I thought such persons felt.

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