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Wednesday, 17 September 1919

Mr YATES (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

1.   Whether all the provisions of repatriation are to be applied to all those men who were enlisted for service in the mercantile marine by the Commonwealth, and arenow being demobilized ?

2.   If not, what is the reason ?

Mr. POYNTONThe Repatriation Act is limited to those who enlisted in the Military and Naval Forces, and, consequently, does not apply to those who joined the mercantile marine.

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