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Thursday, 24 October 1974
Page: 1972


Senator GUILFOYLE (Victoria) - I speak on behalf of the Opposition in dealing with this Bill which has been presented so ably by the Minister for Repatriation and Compensation (Senator Wheeldon) as Minister representing the Minister for Social Security (Mr Hayden). There are many matters upon which 1 could comment, but shortly I will seek leave to continue my remarks at a later stage. There are some problems because we have an amendment which was supported by my colleagues in another place and upon which I would not want to call for a division at this stage. There are such things as the matter referred to on page 12 of the Minister's second reading speech. It is stated on that page that no pensioner, or indeed any other member of the community, will be required to pay for the privilege of using his own radio or television set. This statement overlooks the fact that under the Budget those people who are operating amateur radio will be forced to pay a 100 per cent increase in their licence fees. Things such as this will require comment by members of the Opposition at an appropriate time. Mr Acting Deputy President, I seek leave to continue my remarks later.

Leave granted; debate adjourned.







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