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Tuesday, 12 November 1985
Page: 1995


Senator GRIMES (Minister for Community Services)(6.26) —It is my understanding that it did in all departments at a certain level. Certainly I believe that is so at whatever level was appropriate in the Department of Social Security.


Senator Walters —Can he tell me what has happened now under the proposed new legislation? I believe that the Treasurer, Mr Keating, has intimated that American Express card holders among public servants will not have their membership renewed. Is this a fact?


Senator GRIMES —Is Senator Walters referring to the legislation which has not yet gone through the Parliament.


Senator Walters —Yes.


Senator GRIMES —Yes, it is certainly my understanding that those American Express memberships will be withdrawn.