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Thursday, 20 November 1941

Senator KEANE (Victoria) (Minister for Trade and Customs) .- -This clause provides for the exemption of uniforms and certain equipment of members of the defence forces, including nurses, but the trunks and suit cases mentioned by the honorable senator are nol; items ordinarily issued by the Defence Department. They are usually purchased by the nurses out of their allowance, and the Government is not prepared to amend the clause in the direction sought.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 4 -

The Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting Division I., sub-items (].). (2) and (3) of Item 3. Item 4. Divisions III. and IV.) sub-items (1), (0). (fi), (S), (10). (12). (14) and (15) of Item 10, Divisions VI. and VIII., and Items 38, 39, 4.1, 4:2. 45, 40, 47 and 48.

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