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Tuesday, 30 May 1939

Mr JAMES - Can the Minister for Defence inform the House of the method which is adopted in the selection of recruits to the permanent military forces and the Royal Australian Air Force? Does the Minister not think that some special consideration should be given to applicants for enlistment in those forces from areas where unemployment is prevalent, or is there any truth in the statement that the selection board lays down a condition that recruits, particularly recruits to the Air Force, must have some social standing?

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