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(L'tatement 'by the Minister for Defence, the Hon. Malcolm Fraser, IMP.)

The Minister for Defence, Mr. Malcolm Fraser,

tonight announced the names of members to serve on the

Committee of inquiry into the Financial Terms and Conditions

of Service in the Armed E'drcie.s...

The Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Justice

Kerr, was named in an announcement of the Committee of

Enquiry on October 16th.

The four members of the Committee would be:

. Mr. H.T. Rogers - Personnel manager of

Australian Paper

Manufacturers Ltd. Mr.

Rogers has had wide

experience in wage fixation

and industrial relations matters

. and was an active member

of associations concerned

with personnel administration.

- Commissioner of the Concil­

iation end Arbitration

Commission. Mr. Deverall

has had long and varied

a-ssccaticn with industrial

affairs. Before his appoint­

ment to the Commission in

1968, he had been engaged


Commissioner E.G. Deverall


in the preparation and conduct

of trade union- claims before

industrial tribunals.

• · General Sir - Former Chief of the General / John Wilton

ICBh,CB,D50 Staff. Present Chairman of

the Chiefs of Staff Committee,

who retires from that office

in three weeks time and who

has agreed to serve on the


. Mr. S. landau,- Secretary to the Department ' I CB1

of Davy.

■ The Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Justice Kerr,;

would conduct the enquiry on a full-time basis with the

part-time assistance of General Jilton and the other

members of the committee.

· To work with the committee, each of the three .

Services would appoint a special consultant, who would be ' ·

available full time to provide technical and specialist

information on Service matters. ■

| It was expected that Mr. Justice Kerr would be

calling the committee together next week.

The Committee would make a thorough study of

the duties and responsibilities of officers and recommend

appropriate salary rates.

' The Committee would also review the pay system

for sailors, soldiers and airmen, where civilian industrial

award rates were translated into rates of pay for skilled

other ranks of the Armed Forces.


.. . An important feature of the Committee's work

would be to examine the demands and exigencies of Service

life as they affected all ranks and their families.

Complete details of the enquiry, including a : · " · ' - · ·

terms of reference, were announced in the House of

Representatives on October 16th.

It waε hoped that the principles and concepts

developed by the Committee would provide lasting guidelines

for the determination of Services' pay and allowances in

the future.

Further Enquiries; Director of Public Relations, Department of Defence, CAZIBRRRA. A.C.T. 2600

Telephone : 65 2897 (Office) 47 8542 (Home)