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Thursday, 17 August 1972
Page: 154

Senator O'BYRNE (TASMANIA) - I ask the Minister representing the Minister for Labour and National Service: Is it fair to assume that the subsidy of $200,000 to provide fares for people looking for jobs and designed to help for a year the 100,000 persons now unemployed will represent a subsidy to each of those persons of $2 a year or 4c a week? If so, is it possible to make a meaningful contribution to the personal tragedy of unemployment by such a trifling handout?

Senator WRIGHT - I would not subscribe to the inference that Senater O'Byrne draws from the use of any figures. So far from being fair, the idea is fantastic.

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