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Wednesday, 14 September 1983
Page: 852

Dr BLEWETT (Minister for Health)(2.36 a.m.) —I can answer the first point made by the honourable member for Sturt (Mr Wilson). The thresholds have been based on those levels which apply for receipt of benefits under the pensioner benefits card and the health care card. That is why the threshold level for a married couple is not simply double that for a single person. I would have to check further on the other technical point the honourable member raised in relation to de facto couples.