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Tuesday, 21 June 1949

Dr EVATT (BARTON, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Attorney-General) - Speaking from memory, f understand that after the honorable member raised this question on a previous occasion compensation was made to the relatives of the men, who were treated as having been killed in action.

Mr McEwen - A sum of £500 in each case.

Dr EVATT - Whatever the amount was, it was the full sum payable under the existing legislation. Later, the honorable gentleman raised the question of a further claim being made upon the Indonesian Republic. That claim was made. The Indonesian Government assented to it in principle, but, as the honorable member knows, the situation in that country has been one of great confusion. At present that Government is not at its capital. As the honorable member has again raised the matter, I shall ascertain the facts and inform him of them as soon as possible.

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