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Thursday, 11 May 1939

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (BARKER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Will the Minister for Defence state whether the appointment of the Inspector-General of the Military Forces to the position of Chief of the General Staff, consequent on the temporary transfer overseas of Major General Lavarack, is intended to indicate that, in the opinion of the Government, no officer of the Australian forces is capable of holding that position during the absence of Major-General Lavarack, Further, can the honorable "gentleman readily justify the holding by one man of the rather anomalous dual position of Chief of the General Staff and InspectorGeneral of the Military Forces?

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