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Thursday, 11 April 1946

The following answers to questions were circulated: -

Public Service : Retirements.

Mr.Fadden asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that for some years immediately prior to the war the practice was to retire Commonwealth public servants when they reached 64 years of age?

2.   Is it a fact that during the war when the man-power position became acute such persons were retired at 65 or later?

3.   With a view to assisting qualified returned soldiers in obtaining permanent employment, will he indicate whether the Government intends to revert to the pre-war practice ?

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