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Thursday, 3 September 1942


Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   What is the number of male non-returned soldiers appointed to permanent positions in the Commonwealth Public Service, Third Division, during the present war?

2.   What is the number of returned soldiers appointed to permanent positions in the Commonwealth Public Service, Third Division, during the present war?

3.   What is the number of male non-returned soldiers appointed to permanent positions in other divisions of the Commonwealth Public Service during the present war?

4.   What is the number of returned soldier: appointed to permanent positions in other divisions of the Commonwealth Public Service during the present war?

5.   What is the probable number of vacancies in permanent positions in the Commonwealth Public Service, all divisions, during the next three years?

6.   What steps have been taken to ensure that the greatest number of returned soldiers will be absorbed in permanent positions in the Commonwealth Public Service?


Senator COLLINGS - The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer : -

The information is being obtained and a reply will be furnished to the honorable senator as early as possible.


Senator COLLETT asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Is the Government prepared to now announce its policy in respect to returned soldiers and preference in appointment and/or promotion in the Commonwealth Public Service?


Senator COLLINGS - The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer : -

All matters associated with returned soldiers and their repatriation to private life are being considered and the Government's policy will be announced at as early a date as practicable.







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