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Thursday, 19 September 1974
Page: 1283


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

(   1) How many soldiers, other than officers, were re-engaged in the Army in each month in 1973 and in each month in 1974.

(2   ) What was the number re-engaged in each rank.

(3)   How many were over the age of 38 years.

(4)   What, if any, notice are soldiers required to give of their intention to re-engage.


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

(1)   and (2) The numbers of other ranks Servicemen by rank re-engaging in the Army in each month of 1973 and in each month in 1974 are contained in the following table:

 

(3)   Not available. This information is not currently kept for management purposes and would require a lengthy manual search.

(4)   Soldiers are required to submit either an application for re-engagement or an election for discharge seven months before the completion of their engagement. However, they may vary this decision up until the last day of the current period of engagement if desired.







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