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Friday, 24 August 1923

In Committee:

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

Clause 3 -

(1)   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears - " Arrangement " means on arrangement made in pursuance of section four of this Act; " Pay " means pay at the rate received by the officer immediately prior to his retirement, and includes basic wage allowance, cost of living allowance, and such other allowances as are prescribed; "Service" means service under, or employment by, the Commonwealth, and includes any service which is, for the purposes of the Commonwealth Public Service Act 1922, reckoned as service in the Commonwealth Service, and any temporary service with which the permanent service of the officer is continuous. " the Public Service Board " means the Board of Commissioners constituted under the Commonwealth Public Service Act 1922; " the Taxation Branch " means the Taxation Branch of the Department of the Treasury.

(2)   In any case where the appointment of an officer who is a returned soldier within the meaning of the Commonwealth Public Service Act has been made retrospective the period of service of the officer shall be deemed to include the period to which his appointment was made retrospective.

Motion (by Dr. Earle Page) agreed to-

That after the words " living allowance ", line 10, the words " higher duties allowance, child endowment, and special allowance under arbitration awards " be inserted.

Motion (by Dr. Earle Page) proposed -

That after the words " Commonwealth Service" line 17, the words "or which would have been reckoned as service in the Commonwealth Service if that Act had been in force at the time of appointment of the officer to the Commonwealth Service" be inserted.

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