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Wednesday, 31 October 1956


Dr DONALD CAMERON (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) .- The honorable member may set his mind at rest. If these persons engage in operations after being disembarked, as he suggests, they are eligible for the additional benefits set out, but they are restricted, while they are acting in the complement of the vessel, that is to say, in the vessel.


Mr J R FRASER - Even if the vessel is shelled?


Dr DONALD CAMERON (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - In these operations, the vessel is not shelled. The point of the whole thing is in relation to circumstances where there is an additional operational risk, that is to say, a risk additional to the risks involved in normal military service. The whole purpose of this series of bills is to provide benefits for risks additional to those involved in normal military service. When some service additional to normal military service is performed, the men become eligible for benefits.

Clauses agreed to.

Clause 7 - " (1.) Subject to this Act, the provisions of Divisions 1 to 4 (inclusive) of Part III. (other than section twenty-four, sub-sections (3.) and (4.) of section thirty-seven and sections forty-two, . . . "







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