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Friday, 29 April 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) .- If I understand the Minister correctly, there is now to be differentiation in military service between those who were not actually fighting, such as the men who were garrisoningRabaul, and the men who were at the Front. I presume, then, that the Minister will not regard their services as being more valuable than the services of an officer doing training work in Australia.

Senator Pearce - No.

Senator GARDINER - Then, I have no intention of further delaying the Committee on this clause, because it will to some extent restore the balance. I sometimes deliberately- set out to oppose the Government with respect to matters of which I disapprove, but I have no intention of delaying the passage of this Bill.

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