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Wednesday, 8 December 1971
Page: 4275

Mr GRIFFITHS (SHORTLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is addressed to the appropriate Minister. Is it a fact that school leavers applying for scholarships and youths waiting for medical examination for national service are not eligible for the unemployment benefit, although they are registered for employment, on the ground that they are not available for full-time employment? Is it true that the results of scholarship applications and the dates involved in the next national service call-up will not foe known for at least another 7 weeks? If so, will the appropriate Minister take action to have all unemployed persons paid the unemployment benefit when they are registered for employment? Will he also give consideration to the issue of travel warrants to persons seeking employment who live long distances from potential employment?

Mr SNEDDEN - Mr Speaker, there was some difficulty in hearing the honourable member's question, which related to a very important issue. Rather than ask the honourable member to repeat it, I will get the context of his question from Hansard and give him a detailed reply.

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