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Stress of Inflation on Families



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FROM THE HON. DON C H IP P , MP OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN ON SOCIAL SECURITY MATTERS

"L a rg e fa m ilie s feel the s t r e s s im posed by in flatio n m o re than any o th er group in the com m unity, " M r. Don C hipp, the O pposition Spokesm an on S ocial S ecu rity , sa id in A delaide today.

"T h is is why we a re pledged to m ain tain child endow m ent and to look sp e c ific a lly and sy m p ath etic ally at the need s of la rg e fa m ilie s . T his w ill

be done by the H en d erso n C o m m ittee and we w ill a sk th em to a c c e le ra te th e ir in q u iry .

"We w ill se e what sp e c ia l tax r e lie f m ight be a p p ro p ria te fo r th is group in

the context of o u r g e n e ra l rev ie w of tax r a te s .

"We a re a lre a d y co m m itted to double the m a te rn ity allow ance at the f i r s t av ailab le opportunity.

"We w ill tac k le head on the d e lic a te a re a of fam ily planning and sex education councelling.

"T he AMA e s tim a te s over 200, 000 unplanned p re g n a n c ie s o ccu r e v e ry y e a r in A u s tra lia . T h is in d ic a te s m a ssiv e ig n o ran ce of fam ily planning throughout the com m unity.

"T he com m unity can no lo n g er b u ry "is head in the sand on is s u e s of fam ily planning and sex education.

"We w ill e n su re th e s e m a tte rs a re brought into the open and d isc u sse d sy m p a th e tic a lly . Once we a r e c le a r on the p ro b le m s, we will m ove to

e lim in a te t h e m ."

MAY 14, 1974. Issu e d through the F e d e ra l

S e c re ta r ia t of the L ib e ra l P a r ty .