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Wednesday, 2 November 1921

In Committee(Consideration resumed from 8th July, vide page 9858) : -

Clause 37 -

(1)   Except as hereinafter provided, every person admitted to the Commonwealth Service shall in the first instance be appointed by the Board on probation only, and may be continued in such probationary position for a. period ofsix months, but his services may be dispensed with by the Board at any time during that period.

(2)   After the period of six months on probation has expired, the Board may, upon a report from the Chief Officer, confirm or annul the appointment, or extend the period of probation for a further period, provided that the whole term of probation shall not in any case extend beyond twelve months.

(3)   No probationer whose appointment has been annulled shall be eligible as a probationer at any time within twelve months from the date of the annulment.

Upon which Senator Russell had moved, by way of amendment -

That in sub-clause (1) the words " in sueh probationary position " be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " on probation."

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