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Wednesday, 21 October 1964

Senator BUTTFIELD (South Australia) . - I want to say a few words on the housekeeper service. Senator Cavanagh has taken great interest in what is happening in South Australia. The National Council of Women has been working on this matter for many, many months. It approached me to ask why it was that South Australia did not claim this money. I found that there were many organisations which were providing housekeepers for certain specified sections of the community, such as wives of exservicemen or, perhaps, aged pensioners. The answer that I got from the State department was that it was compulsory that the housekeepers be provided for anyone in the community. I notified Miss Taylor of " Meals on Wheels " of this, and it is for that reason, I think, that the assistance is now being made available.

Consideration interrupted.

The CHAIRMAN - Order! In conformity with the sessional order relating to the adjournment of the Senate, I formally put the question -

That the Chairman do now leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

Question resolved in the affirmative. (The Chairman having reported accordingly)

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