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Wednesday, 27 August 1941

Senator FOLL - The Minister for Air has supplied the following answers : -

1.   If his service was wholly in Australia, even though enlisted for service at home or abroad, it would be necessary before there is any responsibility under the Australian Soldiers' Repatriation Act for the disability to be regarded as directly attributable to his employment as a member of the Forces, but if he served for at leastsix months, and the conditions of his war service contributed in any material degree to his incapacity (provided the disability was not due to his default or wilful act), responsibility may be accepted by the Repatriation Commission for treatment or war pension.

2.   Provision exists for assistance to obtain employment and for the payment of sustenance for members who have served overseas with satisfactory record and the Government is now considering the scope and nature of assistance in placement and training of other discharged members of the Forces.

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