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Thursday, 17 March 1966

Mr MINOGUE (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is addressed to the Treasurer. Now that the Treasurer has had four months' experience as a married man he should appreciate that the joys of marriage are sometimes dimmed by increased financial responsibility, and he should have a better understanding of the plight of social service pensioners forced to exist on the pitiful amount paid by the present Government. I ask him whether he will include an increase in pensions in the little Budget which it is rumoured he will introduce on Tuesday, 19th April. If not, will he make certain that an increase in all social service pensions is granted in his first complete Budget when it is introduced later this year? Will he also-

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