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Thursday, 28 May 1942

Mr HOLLOWAY (Melbourne Ports Minister for Social Services and Minis ter for Health) . I move-

That the requested amendments be made.

The object of the first request is to make it clear that gifts or allowances made to claimants for pensions by their children, whether over or under sixteen years of age, will not be taken into account in determining the rate of pension. The word " child " did not make the position clear; the use of the words "son or daughter " will bring this legislation into line with other legislation of a somewhat similar character.

The purpose of thesecond request is to provide that the rate of institutional pension shall be adjusted in accordance with the cost of living variation. Thereby this legislation is beingbrought into line with other similar legislation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported ; report adopted.

Bill amended accordingly, and returned to the Senate.

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