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Tuesday, 2 June 1942

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (BARKER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Aircraft Production) - I ask the Minister for the Army whether it would be possible to revert to the healthy and time-honoured procedure in the Army by which promotion depended upon active membership of a unit, formation, or service, the suitability of the candidate for promotion, and the existence of a vacancy intended to be filled by the person to be promoted? In the interests of good feeling within the Army, would it not be possible to cut adrift completely from a method, which for some time has been a disfigurement of the Army, by which promotion has been gained, by all sorts of persons who have not the slightest qualifications for it?

Mr FORDE -Consideration will be given to the honorable gentleman's representations.

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