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Tuesday, 23 May 1972
Page: 1944

Senator WILLESEE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Has the Minister seen reports that the Victorian Health Minister has decided lo require the placing of health warnings on cigarette packets.

(2)   If the Victorian government proceeds with this action will the Minister take steps to ensure that similar action is taken in the Australian Capital Territory.


The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   The Commonwealth has decided to introduce legislation in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory requiring warning labels on cigarette packages.


Minister for Repatriation has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(I)   The general rate war pension is payable to an exserviceman who has incapacity accepted as related lo war service but who is yet able to work full-time, although under difficulties. The amounts payable range from 10 per cent to 100 per cent of the maximum, according to the assessed degrees of incapacity. The 100 per cent general rate is presently $12 a week. In 1968 the Government introduced special compensation allowance payable at varying rates to most ex-servicemen already receiving war pensions for severe actual incapacity assessed at 73 per cent to 100 per cent The allowance has been increased twice since then and the current maximum amount is $6 a week, (2) $11.50 a week.

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