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Wednesday, 27 May 1942

Senator AYLETT (Tasmania) ..- In view of the Minister's statement that the wife of a man who has been in prison for a period of twelve months or longer does not come within the definition of " deserted wife " I ask that consideration be given to such cases. No woman wishes her husband to be in prison. Although in 99 cases out of 100 his imprisonment is not the fault of his wife, under this legislation she will be less generously treated than a deserted wife or a de facto wife.

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