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Thursday, 29 October 1964

Senator ANDERSON (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Customs and Excise) - I suggest that the honorable senator place this series of questions on the notice paper so that I can obtain for her a comprehensive answer. I can say that to my knowledge South Australia has not sought the benefit of this provision.

Senator Buttfield - The South Australian Government?

Senator ANDERSON - Yes. An application has to be made by a State Government. I know that the main requirements are that the service should be available to all sections of the community, that it should be of an emergency nature and should be available only for a limited period in any one household, and that the organisation concerned should recover from the client as much of the cost of the service as is practicable, having regard to the client's ability to pay. Those are the general provisions. As to the specific question relating to South Australia, I think it is proper that I should get a comprehensive reply from the Minister for Social Services.

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