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Friday, 1 May 1942

As a result of a decision by the War Advisory Council, youths of eighteen are to be removed from battle stations.

The decision affects youths of this age who have been sent to advanced posts in the near north.

No time was lost by the military authorities in carrying the Government's instruction into effect. It was stated yesterday that one youth was taken front a troop train which was on its way to another State.

In recent months parents have complained that their sons had been sent to battle stations after completing only a few weeks of military training.

It is understood that the Federal Government is also considering a proposal to give youths up to twenty more intensive training in the instruction depots before they are given active duty.

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