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Wednesday, 2 March 1932


Mr HAWKER (WAKEFIELD, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Markets) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   Colonel J.M. Semmens (Chairman), appointed on the 1st July, 1920; Colonel L. E. Tilney (Deputy Chairman and nominee of: returned soldier organizations), appointed on. the 1st July, 1923; Major M. B. Ryan (member), appointed on the 19th January, 1920. The chairman receives £1,500 per annum (reduced to £1,163 per annum under the Financial Emergency Act). Each of the remaining members receives £1,250 per annum (reduced to £969 per annum under the Financial Emergency Act). The appointments are made by the Governor-General in accordance with the provisions of the Australian Soldiers Repatriation Act, and the existing appointments were approved as under: -

Chairman - 5 years from 1st July, 1929;

Members - 3 years in eachcase from 1st July, 1929.

2.   There is no provision for compulsory retirement before the period of statutory appointment expires unless there is inability, inefficiency, or misbehaviour, or neglect, or failure to carry out any of the provisions of the Australian Soldiers Repatriation Act or regulations.

3.   The terms of appointment and employment of repatriation staffs are prescribed in Repatriation (Staff) Regulations, and are as nearly as possible the same as the Public Service terms.

4.   The Repatriation Commission.







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