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Tuesday, 19 September 1972
Page: 985

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minis ter representing the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

Does an agreement exist between Australia and New Zealand for reciprocity of Social Service rights; if not, is New Zealand one of the countries with which Australia is seeking to achieve portability of pension rights.

Senator GREENWOOD-The Minister for Social Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Australia has a comprehensive reciprocal social security agreement with New Zealand. The New Zealand authorities have been informed of the proposals for portability of Australian pensions and it may be that the existing reciprocal agreement could be changed in the future.

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