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Tuesday, 4 December 1973
Page: 4272

Mr Ruddock asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice:

As section 22 (1) of the Repatriation Act (No. 3) 1973 gives effect to the Budget promise to provide and repair artificial limbs at Repatriation expense for persons other than ex-servicemen and their dependants, and as such provision is to be made by regulation, when will these regulations be formulated in order that handicapped persons requiring such attention may properly obtain it.

Mr Barnard - The Minister for Repatriation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Regulations to implement the Government's Budget proposals on Repatriation matters, including the provision of artificial limbs to all in the community are at an advanced stage in the regulation-making process.

The regulations in question, when made, will take effect from 26 September 1973, the date of commencement of the Repatriation Act (No. 3) 1973.

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