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Tuesday, 4 December 1973
Page: 4270


Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   Are married women to be discharged from the Citizen's Military Forces.

(2)   Are women members of the CMF to be denied re-enlistment.

(3)   If the position is as stated, is this course being taken in an endeavour to further cut defence expenditure.

(4)   Is the Navy restricting sea-time of naval vessels in an endeavour to meet the restrictions imposed by the Government in the 1973-74 Budget.


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

(1)   No.

(2)   No.

(3)   Not applicable.

(4)   Following a review of defence activities, a 20 per cent reduction is to be made to previously, planned Naval steaming time.







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