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Thursday, 21 November 1974
Page: 2626

Senator YOUNG (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -Does the Minister representing the Minister for Labor and Immigration recall my asking him earlier this year whether he would compel people applying for unemployment assistance to produce a birth certificate for identification in order to overcome the problem of some people obtaining more than one unemployment benefit? What guidelines are given to departments on tests for eligibility for unemployment benefit and what proof of identity is required? Will the Minister make available any such guidelines?

Senator BISHOP - The previous question by Senator Young was sent to the Minister for Labor and Immigration and the Minister for Social Security. I know that both Ministers have met in connection with this matter and no doubt the honourable senator has seen Mr Cameron's observations about the people he described as bludgers on the community. I will have to ask the 2 Ministers concerned for specific answers to the questions. I will get the information for the honourable senator.

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