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Wednesday, 7 April 1971

Senator GAIR (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister repre- sentingthe Postmaster-General, upon notice:

(1)   What percentage deduction, under the telephone rental concession scheme, is allowed to qualified aged, invalid and widowed pensioners

(2)   Does the deduction apply only to the rental portion of a pensioner's account.

(3)   Has the percentage deduction been varied following the last increase in telephone charges; if so, to what extent, and why.

(4)   Has the percentage deduction been previously altered at any time since the introduction of the scheme.

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