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Tuesday, 5 October 1971
Page: 1911

Dr Klugman asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

In view of the proposed changes in child endowment in the Social Services Bill (No. 2) 1971, what will be the total effect on payments received from his Department when the eldest child turns 16 and becomes eligible for a student allowance, rather than child endowment, in the case of a family with (a) 2 other children, (b) 3 other children, (c) 4 other children, (d)5 other children, (e) 6 other children and (0 7 other children.

Mr Wentworth - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

When the proposals contained in the Social Services Bill (No. 2) 1971 become operative, the change that will occur in the total weekly amount payable, for a family when a child attains the age of 16 years and attracts student endowment, is set out in the table below:


It should be kept in mind that if this Government had not introduced student endowment (which it did in 1964) payments received would have decreased by $1.50 per week per endowed student, over and above the figures shown in the above table.

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