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Wednesday, 5 September 1928

Dr EARLE PAGE (Cowper) (Treasurer) . - Those pensioners who go into benevolent homes for permanent residence immediately receive the asylum pension which will now be 5s. 6d. a week. It is only those who go into hospitals and other such institutions for a limited time who have their pension money retained so that they may not be penniless when they leave.

Mr E RILEY (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can the necessary alteration be made by regulation?

Dr EARLE PAGE - Weshall see what can be done.

Mr E RILEY (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can it be arranged so that the Treasury will send a postal note for 5s. 6d. to pensioners in these institutions instead of their having to go and collect it?

Dr EARLE PAGE - We shall inquire into that also.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.

Bill read a third time.

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