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Thursday, 12 October 1972
Page: 1553


Senator COTTON - On 24 August 1972, Senator Milliner asked a question without notice concerning Social Services. The Treasurer has now provided the following information:

The question of retrospective payment of increased rates under social service and repatriation legislation is raised whenever increases are made. It has been the accepted practice of all Governments that increases in social service and repatriation pensions and allowances announced in the Budget should operate from the first pension pay-day after the authorising legislation has received the Royal Assent.







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