An­nual pen­sions bill tops £8m na­tion­wide

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De­cem­ber 7, 1918 AC­CORD­ING to the an­nual re­port re­lat­ing to pen­sions for 1917-18, a woman aged 101 and a man aged 98 are in re­ceipt of the old age pen­sions, while one man at 97 is also on the pen­sion list.

The num­ber of old age pen­sions granted in the year was 10,230, of which 5913 were women and 4282 men.

In­valid pen­sions were al­lot­ted to 5482 per­sons, of which 2946 were men and 2536 women. Pen­sions were given to 1034 sin­gle men. These pen­sions be­gan at 16 years — 79 youths and 88 girls hav­ing been placed on the list this year. The max­i­mum num­ber of pen­sions granted in re­spect to a par­tic­u­lar age was at 58 and 59 years, which were level with 262 pen­sions each.

The li­a­bil­ity of the Com­mon­wealth for one year in in­valid and old age pen­sions is now ap­prox­i­mately, £3,947,658, or £151,833 a fort­night. The old age pen­sions li­a­bil­ity is £2,993,354 and that for in­valid pen­sions £954,304. The av­er­age pen­sions for old age is £1/4/1 1⁄ a fort­night, and the in­valid 2 pen­sion £1/4/6 1⁄ a fort­night. 2

At the close of the year un­der re­view there were 95,387 old age pen­sions in force. Of these, 81,486 were re­ceiv­ing the full pen­sion of £32/10 a year. There were also 29,912 in­valid pen­sions in force, of which 27,867 were in re­ceipt of the full pen­sions of £32/10.

The to­tal pay­ment to pen­sion­ers and benev­o­lent asy­lums amounted to £3,793,037 for the year ended June 30 last, and the cost of ad­min­is­trat­ing these de­part­ments was £54,355.

War pen­sions now amount to £4,342,337 a year, so that our to­tal pay­ments in pen­sions are more than £8,000,000 a year. De­cem­ber 6, 1988 RUGGED North Ballarat premiership veteran Nigel Van Der Veer has been ap­pointed Rochester Foot­ball Club se­niors coach for the 1989 sea­son.

Rochester made the ap­point­ment

‘ Elec­tronic speed signs have been in­stalled out­side two of Rochester’s schools.’

at the week­end af­ter more than six weeks of ne­go­ti­a­tions with Tele­com Aus­tralia fi­nally se­cured Van Der Veer to trans­fer to Tele­com’s Kyabrom de­pot

Van Der Veer is 30 years old, stands at 183cm and ac­cord­ing to Ballarat Courier chief foot­ball writer Jim Mur­phy he is an ex­p­los- ive player with a good turn of speed who likes to play it tough.

He has been reg­u­larly se­lected in the Ballarat side for in­ter­league matches and is ex­pected to play across the half-back line for the Tigers.

Van Der Veer plays a lot of foot­ball in the cen­tre and some­times also ruck rover.

He is a four-time best and fairest win­ner with North Ballarat. De­cem­ber 9, 2008 ELEC­TRONIC speed signs have been in­stalled out­side two of Rochester’s schools af­ter three years of lob­by­ing.

The now de­funct Rochester Cit­i­zen’s Ad­vi­sory Group (CAG) started lob­by­ing for the new signs on the North­ern Hwy, out­side Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege and Rochester Pri­mary School, about three years ago.

For­mer CAG pres­i­dent Gra­ham Clark said the group was con­cerned for the safety of the stu­dents cross­ing the road as it was on a ma­jor high­way that car­ried a lot of traf­fic.

The elec­tronic speed signs were in­stalled on Thurs­day and were op­er­at­ing in time for school on Fri­day. They flash the 40km/h speed dur­ing school cross­ing times, from 8am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 4pm.

Un­til last week, motorists only had sta­tion­ary signs warn­ing of a change in the speed limit, from the nor­mal 70km/h, dur­ing school times.

Mr Clark said the old signs had caused con­fu­sion for driv­ers.

Mar­garet God­den kindly brought in an old fam­ily photo. This pic­ture was taken on Mary Street in 1956 when her fa­ther, the late Alf God­den, was herd­ing his sheep with her 10-yearold brother, Lind­say God­den. If you have a photo for Re­flec­tions, bring it into the of­fice be­tween 10am-2pm on Wed­nes­day and Fri­day or email it to us at ed­i­to­[email protected]­paspe­news.com.au.

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