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Thursday, 16 May 1957


Mr MINOGUE (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - When the 1957-58 budget is being framed, will the Minister for Social Services consider changing the method of advancing financial aid for the construction of homes for the aged? At present, money granted by the Commonwealth is on a £l-for-£l basis. Will the Minister consider granting to existing approved institutions 100 per cent, of the necessary money so as to help in accommodating many pensioners who are not able to pay the high rents demanded for rooms at the present time? If the Government will not comply with this request, will it consider payment, on the present 50-50 basis of allocation, to municipal councils which undertake to do this most important social work?







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