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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


Mr Stewart (LANG, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   Is a serviceman returning from Vietnam given a choice of the method of travel between his disembarkation point and his home State or town.

(2)   If so, what are the choices available.

(3)   Are interstate servicemen treated any differently from those disembarking in their home State.


Mr Peacock (KOOYONG, VICTORIA) (Minister Assisting the Prime Minister) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) Kail is the normal means of travel for servicemen from their disembarkation point in Australia to their home state or town. A member may elect to travel by other means and pay the difference in costs of the normal rail fare and his choice of transport.

(3)   No. However those members who have to travel long distances or interstate to reach their leave destination have the time spent in travelling added to their normal leave period. This ensures that all members, irrespective of where their home is in Australia, will be able to spend their full leave at home.

Vietnam Moratorium Campaign (Question No. 1039)


Mr Uren (REID, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for the

Army, upon notice:

(1)   What was the length of service of each of the twenty-one members of the armed services who were arrested in Adelaide during the moratorium demonstration.

(2)   How many of these servicemen had served or seen action in Vietnam.


Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Forty-five members of 3 Royal Australian Regiment are alleged to have been involved in the Adelaide moratorium demonstration.

(1)   Length of service: 19 members have 6-12 months. 9 members have 12-18 months. 10 members have 18-24 months. 4 members have 30-36 months. 2 members have 42-48 months. 1 member has 76 months.

(2)   Five members have served in South Vietnam.







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