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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
Page: 3020

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. We, the undersigned citizens of the Commonwealth do humbly pray:

1.   That the Minister for Social Security be discouraged from proceeding with her stated intention to subject the Handicapped Children's Allowance to a means test the effect of which is to disallow the allowance where family income exceeds the adult minimum wage (six capital cities) at present $ 1 10.60 per week plus $6 for each child;

2.   That the Government should take into account the fact that this action will deprive many families of financial support for provision of special needs for the care of a handicapped child such as clothing, footwear, diet supplements, medical treatment and equipment.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Les Johnson.

Petition received.

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