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Friday, 6 May 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) . -This clause provides purely drafting amendments. When the Defence Act was first passed, both the Naval and Military branches were under the control of the Minister for Defence. The two havesince been separated, andthe training of naval cadets is somewhat different from that of military cadets. As section 62 stands at present, its effect is somewhat hampering. It does not specifically place military cadets under the military authority, or Naval cadets under the Naval Department. Hence the necessity for these drafting amendments.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 21 (Conveyance by railway and tramway) .

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