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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
Page: 117

Senator Chris Evans asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 3 August 2004:

With reference to a Navy cadets promotion course that was held at Bulimba Barracks during Easter 2004:

(1) Did cadets who attended this camp have to pay any costs.

(2) What was the cost for cadets who attended this camp.

(3) Is it normal practice for a fee to be charged for cadet camps of this kind; if not, why was a fee charged for the Easter camp at Bulimba.

(4) Do similar camps run by the other services (that is, Army cadets and Air Force cadets) attract a similar fee; if not, why does the Navy camp attract a fee.

Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) $35.00.

(3) Yes.

(4) Yes.