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Wednesday, 27 May 1942

Senator KEANE (Victoria) (Minister for Trade and Customs) .- This bill has been framed on the same location basis as the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act. The matter raised bySenator Aylett will have to be considered at a later date. At present the clause specifies certain disqualifications, one of which is that a pension shall not be granted to a widow unless she has been continuously a resident of Australia for a period of not less than five years immediately prior to the date of her claim.

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