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Wednesday, 29 June 1921

Senator PAYNE (Tasmania) .- Is the Minister for Repatriation in a position to make a statement regarding the intentions of the Government in connexion with the maternity allowance? Do they intend to reorganize the whole matter in accordance with the views that have been expressed by myself and other honorable senators ?

Senator E.D. MILLEN (New South

Wales - Minister for Reparation) [6.30]. - Senator Payne cannot expect me to make a definite statement at this stage on a question of Government policy. I shall see, however, that his remarks, and the remarks of all other honorable senators bearing on questions of Government policy, are brought under the notice of the Cabinet.

Proposed vote agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 6.30 to8 p.m.

Divisions 37 to 43 (Attorney-General's Department), £8,384; agreed to.

Divisions 44 to 55 (Home and Territories Department), £58,265.

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