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Wednesday, 25 March 1942

Senator McLEAY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - In view of the Government's recent decision to place militia troops on the same financial footing as members of the Australian Imperial Force, and having in mind the approaching allied offensive against the Japanese, will the Leader of the Senate state whether the Government will now give urgent consideration to the removal of the restrictions preventing the use of militia troops outside Australian territory, so that the troops of the allied nations will have the full support of, not only the Australian Imperial Force, but also the Australian Militia?

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