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Friday, 24 August 1923

Mr SCULLIN (Yarra) (5:53 AM) .I should like to know whether we are to understand that as the result of an amendment made earlier, when an officer is retired he will be given compensation at the rate of pay he was actually receiving at the time of his retirement,

Dr Earle Page - Yes.

Mr SCULLIN - Even though he should be .working outside his class on higher duties, will his compensation be estimated on the higher salary?

Dr Earle Page - Yes.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 7 -

(1)   Compensation in accordance with the last preceding section shall also be payable to any officer who, with the written consent of the Treasurer, retires voluntarily from the Commonwealth Service within six months after the date upon which an arrangement with the State in which he is employed comes into operation, and

(a)   whose office the Public Service Board certifies has been, or will he. filled by any officer of the Taxation Branch ; or (B) whose office, or any vacancy consequential upon the filling of whos,e office, has been, or will be, filled by ' an officer of the Taxation Branch who, in the opinion of the Treasurer, is of substantially similar status to the officer who has retired.

(2)   The provisions of this Act shall apply in relation to 'any such officer who retires in pursuance of this section in like manner as they apply in relation to officers who are retired in pursuance of section 5 of this Act.

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