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Thursday, 12 August 1920

Mr LAIRD SMITH (DENISON, TASMANIA) (Minister for the Navy) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   Yes.

2.   Yes.

3.   As the Garrison Artillery, who were likewise called up for service, and thus prevented from joining the A.I.F., are not entitled to the benefits under the War Gratuity Act, provision could not be made for payment to the Royal Australian Naval Brigade, who similarly were retained for home service.

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