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Thursday, 15 September 1949

Mr HOLT (FAWKNER, VICTORIA) - I direct a question to the Prime Minister which arises from a report, that was given wide publicity recently, to the effect that the Prime Minister had told the members of the Labour party caucus that he had under consideration a national superannuation scheme that would be financed on a contributory basis. In view of the uncertainty created by this statement in relation to existing private superannuation schemes and others that may be in prospect, will the Prime Minister inform the House whether he has such a proposal to submit to the Parliament in the course of the present session? Will he say whether such a scheme is part of the proposal in the Labour party's platform for the socialization of insurance in .this country?

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