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Thursday, 25 August 1960

Mr GRIFFITHS (SHORTLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I address my question to the Minister for Social Services. In view of the Government's decision not to increase this year the allowance which is paid to wives of invalid and certain other pensioners, will the Minister examine the possibility of extending the special rate benefit in lieu of the wife's allowance to (a) wives of invalid pensioners who have young children to rear; (b) wives of invalid and age pensioners in cases where the pensioner's age exceeds 70 years; (c) women who have to care for more than one aged person: and (d) women who are under pensionable age and are certified to be at least 60 per cent, incapacitated for work?

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