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Wednesday, 4 December 1935

Senator HARDY (New South Wales) . - May we take it that the scale of pensions provided is intended to recompense a man for his inability to secure " remunerative " occupation ? In other words, may we assume that, if a man is in receipt of a fortnightly wage of 36s., he will be deemed to be employed in a " remunerative " occupation, or is it to be understood that a man is not in a " remunerative " occupation unless he is in receipt of the basic wage?

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - A man employed permanently, and receiving the equivalent of the amount of pension provided, will not be deemed to be " permanently unemployable " within the meaning of the act.

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