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Friday, 19 May 1939

Mr STREET - The answer to each question is " No ".

Mr McCALL - In view of the fact that the Government of New South Wales has granted leave to militia trainees employed in State government departments, and that semi-governmental bodies, such as municipal councils, have done likewise, and such authorities have agreed to make up the difference between their military and civil pay, will the Commonwealth Government follow that example ?

Mr STREET - I shall inquire whether that is being done. I should also like an opportunity to revise the answer which I gave to the earlier question asked by. the honorable member.

Mr McCALL - Has the Minister for Defence been informed that the management of Cockatoo Island Dockyard has refused the request of militia trainees employed by the company to make up the difference between their civil and military pay, amounting to about 5s. a week, during the period in which they are in camp? In view of the fact that the Government is subsidizing this undertaking and that it is receiving government orders to the value of hundreds of thousands of pounds---

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