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Thursday, 12 May 1921


Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) (1:35 AM) . - On that assurance of the Minister I do not propose to proceed with my amendment. The point I have in view is that the Air, Service is a new Service, and an officer may transfer, and, naturally, as the Force develops, get rapid promotion. He may lose his nerve, but he may become a colonel, or whatever the office may be termed, and re-transfer with his new rank. That I wish to guard against ; but, as the sister Forces are alive to the danger which is to be provided against by regulation, I am satisfied to let the amendment go.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 13 agreed to.

Clause 14 (Appointment does not create civil contract).







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