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Thursday, 22 October 1964


Senator BRANSON (Western Australia) . - I address my remarks to Division No. 274 - Immigration services, subdivision 2, item 03, Contribution to maintenance of migrant families. I understand that when immigrants have resided in South America, North America or West Germany for five years and dependants in Italy or some other country are eligible for a pension, the pension, or part of it, is paid by the country to which they have migrated. If this is so, has Australia ever considered giving assistance of this sort to dependants? Has the Government considered whether immigrants to Australia could enter a voluntary superannuation scheme to take care of aged parents in their own country, since the immigrants are taxpayers here?







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