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Friday, 16 May 1930

Senator THOMPSON (Queensland) .- I move-

That the words "thirty days" be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " one month."

I have had my attention directed to the. inconvenience and seriousconsequences suffered by certain policy-holders owing to the practice of some companies in fixing the period at 30 days. The Australian Mutual Provident Society, and a number of other companies, allow one month, but theMutual Life adheres to the period of 30 days, and the result is confusion. The number of days in the different months varies. February may have 28 or 29 days; some months have 30 days and others 31 days. I amadvised that it is desirable to secure uniformity, and that the practice adopted by the Australian Mutual Provident Society, and certain other companies, is preferable to any other arrangement. .

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