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Wednesday, 21 April 1915

Senator LONG (TASMANIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

1.   What are the names of the Selection Committee or Military Board in Tasmania whose duty it is to regulate appointments and promotions in the Australian Expeditionary Forces?

2.   What salary or remuneration is paid to each ?

Senator PEARCE - The answers are : -

1.   The undermentioned officers have been appointed a District Committee in the 6th Military District (Tasmania) to consider applications and submit recommendations for the appointment of officers for the Australian Imperial Force : -

Colonel Martin, V.D., CO. 23rd Infantry Brigade, A.D.C. to His Excellency the Governor-General.

Major (Hon. Lieut. -Colonel) G. E. Harrap, V.D., Retired List.

2.   They receive an allowance in accordance with Financial and Allowance Regulation 207, which reads as follows : - " Officers of the Citizen Forces acting as members of courts martial, except while their corps is attending parade or encampment, or attending meetings of the Military Board, or Promotion Board, or of any Court, Board, or Committee, appointed with the approval of the Minister, shall receive an allowance as under, for each day or part of a day while so employed -

(a)   When distance of place of Court or meeting, or absence of travelling facilities necessitates absence from their stations overnight - an allowance equal to the pay of their respective ranks in the Citizen Forces,

(b)   When distance of place of Court or meeting does not necessitate absence from station over night - an allowance equal to onehalf of the rate of pay of their respective ranks in the Citizen Forces.

In calculating payment for a part of a day, each hour shall be reckoned as one-eighth of the daily rate; but not more than one day's allowance shall be granted for any period of 24 hours. No travelling allowance shall be paid if the allowances as above are drawn."

The Citizen Forces rates of pay for Colonel and Major are as under : -

Colonel, £25s. per day; Major, £1 10s. per day.

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