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Wednesday, 7 April 1971

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Bull - The President has received the following letter from Senator Kane:


I give notice that on Wednesday, 7th April 1971, I shall move that the Senate, at its rising, adjourn until tomorrow at 10.55 a.m., unless otherwise ordered, for the purpose of debating a matter of urgency, namely:

1.   The grave deterioration as a result of inflation in the economic position of senior citizens dependent on income from superannuation schemes or from the investment of savings accumulated by thrift and sacrifice during their working lives, and the need for urgent appropriate action to relieve their financial situation.

2.   The urgent need for an immediate adjust ment of superannuation payments to former

Commonwealth employees in accordance with the 'Notional Salary Adjustment Scheme' and for incorporation in the Superannuation Act of provision for regular review of the level of payments.

J.   T. KANE

Is the motion supported? (More than the number of Senators required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places)

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT- I call Senator Kane. I draw attention to the fact that this is the honourable senator's maiden speech and that it is the custom in such circumstances for an honourable senator to be heard in silence.

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