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HEAD OF A TOWN WITHOUT DEBT.…

THE DOAN INVESTIGATION.

THE OLD, OLD STORY. ----

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t MR. MASKELYNE'S REPLY TO…

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A PREHISTORIC ZOO. Ii

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RAILWAY TIME TABLE.

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TERRIBLE PLIGHT AT LAUGHARNE.…

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ITENBY TIDE TABLE, DEC., igio.

OLD AGE PENSIONS IN AUSTRALIA…

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OLD AGE PENSIONS IN AUSTRALIA The age qualification for pension in Australia is 65 years, or in the event of permanent incapacita- tion for work, 60 years. Power is given by the Act to fix the age qualification for women at 60 years instead of 65, but so far this has not been done. For an invalid pension the age qualification is the attainment of the age of 16 years if ac- companied by permanent incapacity for work. For an old age pension the residential qualification is twenty years, and for an invalid pension con- tinuous residence for at least five years is re- quired. In neither case, however, is continuous residenec in the Commonwealth deemed to have been interrupted by occasional absences aggregating not more than one-tenth of the total period of residence. The amount of pension is fixed by the Commissioner at such sum as he deems reasonable, but must not exceed jE26 per annum, nor such as will cause the pensioner's income, together with the pension to exceed JE52 per annum.

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