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Tuesday, 7 August 1906
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Mr DEAKIN - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   There is no Adjutant-General in Melbourne for Commonwealth or State. In the district of Victoria there is an Assistant Adjutant-General (Brevet Lt.-Col. Lee, D.S.O.) and a Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (Major Bruche).

2.   These officers are necessary in connexion with the administration and instruction of the Military Forces of Victoria. Their duties are as follow : -

The Assistant Adjutant-General is the chief Staff Officer, and deals with matters relating to discipline, returns and statistics connected with the personnel appointments, transfers and promotion of officers, training of the troops, drafting and issue of district orders and circular memoranda, distribution of duties and correspondence. The Deputy Assistant

Adjutant-General prepares examination papers and superintends examinations for the appointment and promotion of officers, conducts schools and classes of instruction, deals with questions relating to musketry, training of infantry, and is the officer supervising Rifle . Clubs. Acts as member of Boards for examination of officers and non-commissioned officers of the Permanent Forces, and is often a member of Boards of Examination for candidates from other States.

3.   No.

4.   Major Bruchereceives£450; the salary of a military clerk in the Victorian District Staff varies from£70 to£260 per annum.

5.   Yes, in accordance with regulations anincrease of£25 for both the Assistant AdjutantGeneral and the Deputy Assistant AdjutantGeneral.

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