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Thursday, 19 September 1974
Page: 1281


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   How many Army officers, by rank, submitted their resignations in December 1973, and in each months of 1 974 up to 30 June.

(2)   How many applications were accepted in each of the above months.

(3)   How many applications were rejected and what reason was given for rejection.


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   The numbers of Army officer resignations submitted by rank in December 1973, and in each month to June of 1974 were:

 

(2)   Of these resignations submitted in the months given the following were accepted:

 

(3)   Of those resignations submitted in the months given the following were rejected:

 

In each caseof the four rejections shown above a return of Service obligation under the Defence Act was involved.

In addition some resignations submitted in the months above are still pending a decision.

 







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