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Thursday, 19 October 1911


Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - I wish to ask the Minister in charge of the Treasury to send an officer from the Old-age Pensions Department to Sydney to go through the homes and institutions in which are housed quite a number ofold men who are entitled to old-age pensions, but who were refused them for various reasons by the State. A considerable time - years in some cases - has elapsed since the refusal was made. It is desirable that qualified men should be given an opportunity to get oldage pensions. Therefore I ask the Treasury to send to Sydney an officer to help old persons to get out of the State institutions, and to put them in the way of getting the provision which Parliament has made for their old age.







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