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Wednesday, 24 July 1946


Mr FRANCIS (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - Has the Minister for the Army read a report in this morning's Sydney Daily Telegraph that men classified by the Army as key personnel were picking up papers, stoking fires and doing menial jobs at the 2nd/110 General Transport Company, Kensington? Is he also aware that although men with 105 points were being discharged last week, 220out of the 345 men in the Kensington camp have more than 112 points and should have been discharged by the end of June, and that 167 men with points over 124 should have been discharged by May last? In view of the Minister's recent statement that89,000 men are still in theArmy in Australia, apart from servicemeninthe islands, the Pacific and Japan,will he correct these discharge anomalies and ensure thatmen will be discharged at their due date andthus be madeavailable to meet the urgent demand for man-power in rural and secondary industries?







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