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Tuesday, 9 March 1971
Page: 751

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

How many persons are now in receipt of invalid pensions as a consequence of (a) industrial accidents or diseases and (b) road accidents.

Mr Wentworth The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Claimants for invalid pension are normally examined by a Commonwealth Medical Officer who certifies as to whether or not they are permanently incapacitated for work to the extent of not less than 85 per cent but does not necessarily report whether the incapacity results from an industrial accident or disease or a road accident. The statistics sought are thus not maintained.

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