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Thursday, 14 May 1942

Senator KEANE (VICTORIA) (Minister for Trade and Customs) - -The Treasurer has supplied the following answers : -

1.   Yes.

2.   No.

3.   In cases where the drawing rate of a member of the forces is reduced as a result of the introduction of deferred pay and where it can be shown that hardship results, provision has been made for the payment of income tax from the member's deferred pay. provided that a reasonable sum is retained to the credit of the member.

Senator BRAND asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

With reference to Statutory Rule No. 215 of 1942, setting out certain amendments to the Repatriation Regulations, will the Minister make a statement indicating clearly the differences, if any, in the granting of pensions and other benefits to members of the fighting services who served abroad and those who did not. or may not, leave Australian territories?

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