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Tuesday, 24 June 2003
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Mrs VALE (Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —Mr Speaker, I seek the indulgence of the chair to add to an answer.

The SPEAKER —The minister may proceed.

Mrs VALE —I would like to add to an answer to a question from the member for Oxley—

The SPEAKER —The minister will resume her seat. The member for Chisholm is a relatively new member of the House. I remind her that a general warning does not expire at the end of question time. It still stands.

Mrs VALE —I can confirm to the member for Oxley that the rate of the East Timor peace enforcement allowance will continue at $125 a day. This is for the current rotation of troops. Our troops will not have to pay back any allowances. The government is currently considering the nature of service in East Timor, but at this time no decision has been taken.