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Thursday, 8 August 1946

Mr CONELAN (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - I bring to the notice of the Minister for the Army certain anomalies in the administration of the Defence Act which are adversely affecting men who have been on active service. I point out that men who served on Thursday Island are classified as having returned from active service, whereas men who were disembarked at Thursday Island for transhipment to the northernmost point of Australia when the Japanese were moving towards that area are not so classified. Officers who took a " Cook's tour " to New Guinea after the capitulation of the Japanese are also classified as having returned from active service. Will steps be taken to rectify these anomalies ?

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