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Thursday, 12 November 1936


Senator HARDY asked the Minister representing the Minister for Repatriation, upon notice -

1.   How many appeals are listed for hearing and remain unheard before the War Pensions Entitlement Appeal Tribunal - (a) in each State; (b) total in the Commonwealth?

2.   What procedure is adopted by the members of the War Pensions Entitlement Appeal Tribunal in recording their decision on appeals from the decision of the Repatriation Commission?

3.   In view of the fact that the Repatriation Act requires that the tribunal " shall act according to substantial justice and the merits of the case and shall give the appellant the benefit of the doubt," are the reasons governing the decision of each individual member of the tribunal recorded in the minutes?

4.   Are the reasons governing the decision of each individual member of the tribunal made available to the appellant?

5.   How many appeals were decided by the War Pensions Entitlement Appeal Tribunal duringr the past year?

6.   What was the number of affirmative decisions recorded individually during the past year by the Chairman of the tribunal?

7.   What was the number of affirmative decisions recorded individually by the member of the tribunal representing returned soldier organizations throughout the Commonwealth, during the past year?

8.   What was the number of affirmative decisions recorded individually duringr the past year by the third member of the tribunal ?







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