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Thursday, 8 July 1920

Debate resumed from 1st July (vide page 2482), on motion by Dr. Maloney -

1.   That this House is of opinion that the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act should be amended in order to provide for a destitute allowance to be made to all inhabitants who are destitute, so that any person making a statutory declaration (to a postmaster, Customs officer, or other appointed Commonwealth official, a schoolmaster, a union secretary, a magistrate, or other appointed individual) that he or she is insufficiently fed, clothed, or sheltered, shall be paid as soon as possible the sum of15s. per week, and for each child 7s.6d. per week, until relieved.

2.   That the passing of the foregoing resolu tion be an instruction to the Government of the Commonwealth to bring in the necessary a mending Act.

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