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Thursday, 17 September 1942

Senator COLLINGS - On the 3rd September, Senator Lamp asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister the following question, upon notice -

Will the Government issue instructions that all men exempt from military duty who are not engaged on munitions work are to perform a stated number of hours' duty with the Volunteer Defence Corps each week?

The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer: -

As its name implies the Volunteer Defence Corps is an entirely voluntary organization, and it is considered inadvisable to introduce into its recruiting any form of conscription.

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