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Wednesday, 14 September 1983
Page: 727

Mr SINCLAIR —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House condemns the Government for selectively reducing the terms and conditions of employment of Australian servicemen as distinct from all other sectors of the Australian workforce in that it has-

(1) significantly reduced the value to retiring servicemen of their Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefit through increased taxes;

(2) removed tax exemption on Defence Force Reserves' pay, and

(3) increased unemployment by the announced reduction of 732 in the number of full time uniformed personnel in 1983-84.