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Wednesday, 25 March 1942

Mr ROSEVEAR (DALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Was the Minister for the Army correctly reported in the press as having said that only in the most exceptional cases would men be released from military training? Is it a fact that Lieutenant Prank Packer, a newspaper associate of Mr. E. G. Theodore, has been released from military service in order to act as offside r to Mr. Theodore on the Allied Works Council? In view of the long period for which Lieutenant Packer was in camp and the energy expended, now wasted, on training him, what special circumstances warranted his release? What special training has he had in handling the man-power problem to fit him for his new joh?

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