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Tuesday, 21 May 1985
Page: 2271


Senator MacGIBBON(9.02) —Another matter that was the subject of considerable debate at the Estimates Committee E hearing related to pilot training in the Royal Australian Air Force. The Department's representatives maintained that there was no shortfall in the numbers of pilots in various categories. Yet the story is to the contrary, namely, that we do have an acute shortage of fighter pilots, for example. Does the Department, on reflection, wish to change the advice it gave the Committee five weeks ago?