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Wednesday, 5 December 1973
Page: 2446


Senator DAVIDSON (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security. I refer to the interim report on aged persons ' housing from the Social Welfare Commission in which the Commission expressed concern that the practice of the founder-donor system has become an integral part of the housing for the aged program. Does the Minister acknowledge that the founder-donor system has enabled the widest possible extension of the programs for providing homes for senior citizens? Will he give an assurance of the Government's support for this process, which provides the best possible opportunity for people and organisations to help themselves?


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) -Just recently I tabled in the Senate on behalf of the Minister for Social Security a report that dealt with this aspect. As I have not had an opportunity of discussing with my colleague in another place the subject matter raised by Senator Davidson, I suggest that the honourable senator place the question on the notice paper.







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