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Thursday, 19 September 1974
Page: 1282


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

(1)   How many Naval officers by rank, submitted their resignations in December 1973, and in each month of 1 974.

(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 Navy Officer resignations submitted by rank in December 1973, and in each month to June of 1974 were:

 

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

 

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

 

 

Two of the resignations submitted in December 1973 were rejected on the grounds that the officers had not completed the return of service for training given, and the third because the officer had not completed the return of service to compensate for passage costs from overseas. The resignations submitted in January, April, May and June 1974 were rejected on the grounds that the officers had not completed the return of service for training given.







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