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Thursday, 26 March 1942

Senator FRASER - I understand that men engaged in essential industries are exempt from military training, and that unless they are informed that they are not in an essential industry they are not liable to render military service. A period of seven days should be sufficient notice to any man who is engaged in an essential industry, particularly when the situation is so critical that men already in the Army are not given leave.

Senator AYLETT - Is it a fact that men in essential industries, but which are not declared to be essential industries must make application to the Deputy

Director of Man-power in the State in which they reside before they are exempt from military training?

Senator FRASER - The honorable senator knows that certain industries have been declared essential industries and that men engaged in them are exempt from military training.Such men are not called up unless the industry is declared to be non-essential and their services are not required in an essential industry.

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