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Thursday, 2 May 1957

Mr SPEAKER - Order! I ask the honorable member to direct his remarks to the Chair.

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I think that the Minister should pay this man's fare. I want somebody other than those who have so far dealt with this case to interview the man. I want the Minister to call for a report from the other officers under whom he served prior to going to Central Command. That is all that the Minister has to do in order to ascertain the facts, because all the other officers say that this man is an excellent soldier. It was not until he went to Central Command that he started to get these bad reports because he was cheeky or refused to grovel in the dirt every time he saw Captain Webber. This illustrates, once again, why it is that Australians with any self-respect are not prepared to grovel in the dirt to brass hats in the Army, and that is one of the reasons why the Government cannot get people to join the Australian forces.

Mr Cramer - The honorable member had better give me the man's name.

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The man's name and particulars of his case are on this piece of paper which I hand to the Minister. I should like him to look at the matter and see that something is done.

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