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Friday, 11 November 1921


Senator PAYNE (Tasmania) .- Sub-clause 2 provides that notice of every appointment, promotion, and retirement or dismissal of officers shall be published in the Gazette. It has been suggested by the Council of the Public Service Association that all vacancies should also be notified in the same way, so that any officer in 'the Service may have an opportunity of applying.


Senator Russell - Original vacancies are advertised publicly, but vacancies in a Department due to the promotion, of an officer are not notified. These are matters of internal administration.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 94 -

(1)   Upon the expiration of the Defence (Civil Employment) Act 1918 the GovernorGeneral may, upon report of the Board, direct that any office in the Department of the Navy or any office in the Department of Defence, which should in its opinion be an office under this Act shall become an office under this Act, ....

(3)   The period of continuous employment of any such person in a civil capacity in the Department of the Navy or in the Department of Defence shall for all purposes under this Act be regarded as employment in the Commonwealth Service.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) agreed to -

That the words " Department of the Navy or any office in the ", sub-clause 1, and the words, " Department of the Navy or in the ", sub-clause 3, be left out.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 95 -

If after inquiry a Royal Commission . . . reports to the Governor-General that it is of opinion that the continuance of any person in the Public Service or employ is detrimental to the public safety or the defence of the Commonwealth, the Governor-General may dismiss the person from the Public Service or employ.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) proposed -

That the words "reports to the GovernorGeneral that it is of opinion that the continuance of any person in the Public Service or employ is detrimental to the public safety or the defence of the Commonwealth," be left out with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words, "makes a report to the GovernorGeneral expressing the opinion that the service of any person in the Public Service or employ should not be continued."







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