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Friday, 29 April 1921


Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) .- Will the Minister for Defence (Senator Pearce) explain whether sub-clause 21aa deals with all the officers of the Australian Imperial Force who served abroad ? I understood him to say, in answer to a question I put to him, that all officers of the Australian Imperial Force who served abroad had been admitted to the Forces here with a rank equivalent to that which they held overseas. . If such is the case, presumably they are covered by the term in this proposed new section " an officer of the Military Forces."


Senator Pearce - It includes those and others.


Senator ELLIOTT - Those who have been subsequently appointed.


Senator Pearce - Yes.


Senator ELLIOTT - Proposed new section. 21 ab will necessarily relate only to officers of the British, Canadian, or other . outside Forces?


Senator Pearce - That is as I understand it.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 12 to 14 agreed to.







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