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Thursday, 20 October 1904

Motion (by Mr. Austin Chapman) agreed to-

1.   That a Select Committee be appointed to investigate and report upon -

(a)   The working of the Old-age Pensions Acts of New South Wales and Victoria;

(b)   The probable cost of, and the best means to be adopted for, establishing old-age pensions for the Commonwealth.

2.   That such Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records ; to move from place to place; and to sit at any time.

3.   That the Committee consist of Sir Langdon Bonython, Mr. Frazer, Mr. Lee, Mr. O'Malley, Mr. Page, Sir John Quick, Mr. Skene, Mr. Sydney Smith, and the mover; and that four be the quorum of such Committee.

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