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Thursday, 14 May 1942

Senator ALLAN MacDONALD (Western Australia) . - On the motion for the adjournment of the Senate yesterday I raised the subject of child endowment.

I pointed out that in many eases the endowment was paid to a father who had deserted his wife and children because he was tha parent who paid the major portion of the sustenance of the children. Replying to my query, the Minister for Trade and Customs (Senator Keane) intimated that this matter would be remedied under the measure now before us. However, I find that no such provision is contained in the bill.

Senator KEANE - The matter is not dealt with in this measure; but I have an answer to the honorable senator's query.

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