laws, regulations and other general acts relating to the social security sub-branches within the scope of this complementary agreement (Article 2, paragraph 1, point a); This complementary agreement does not violate the social security agreement concluded between the Federal Republic of Germany and Australia on 13 December 2000. “pre-agreement” the social security agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Malta, signed on 15 August 1990; However, a period of consideration is not taken into account in determining the entitlement to benefits under Japanese law, in accordance with other social security agreements comparable to this agreement; 5. When a person who receives an Australian old-age pension under this agreement temporarily travels to a third country, that benefit is still payable for the period under the Australian Social Security Act, a person who is not in Australia is entitled to the Australian Old Age Pension above which the old age pension is calculated proportionately. On that date, the payment of the old age pension is fully suspended under this agreement. The old-age pension will no longer be paid under this agreement from the day of departure if the absence is permanent. 7. Notwithstanding the other disability pensions in this section, the Australian disability pension is not paid to a person who is not severely disabled while outside Australia, beyond the period set by Australian social security legislation. (e) Australia may recover all or part of this debt in accordance with the provisions of the laws that make up the Australian Social Security Act. The Italian Embassy is honoured to confirm that the above is acceptable to the Government of the Italian Republic and that the Department`s notification and this response are jointly an agreement between the Government of the Italian Republic and the Government of Australia, which enters into force on the effective date of the agreement.