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Tuesday, 22 November 1938


Mr Sheehan n asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

In view of the decision of the Defence Department to raise the maximum age at which former petty officers and men who were naval telegraphists may re-enter the service from 00 years to 56 years, will he give consideration to amending the Commonwealth Public Service Act to enable superannuated employees who were retired through ill-health to re-enter the service when restored to normal health after reaching the age of 50 years ?


Mr Lyons - The maximum age at which former members of the naval forces who were naval telegraphists may re-enter the naval service has not been raised beyond 50 years. The maximum age of re-entry has been fixed at 49 years, and the age for retirement at 55 years. No naval rating who has been invalided is eligible for re-entry.

So far as the Commonwealth Public Service is concerned, it is not proposed to vary the present maximum age - 50 years - for re-appointment of former officers.







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