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Tuesday, 6 December 1960

In committee: Consideration resumed from 30th November (vide page 3446).

Clauses 3 to 10 - by leave - taken together, and agreed to.

Clause 11.

The heading to Division 4 of Part III. and sections thirty-three to forty-seven a (inclusive) of the Principal Act are repealed and the following heading and sections inserted in their stead: - " Division 4. - Appointment and Recruitment of Officers. " 34. A person is not eligible for appointment to the Commonwealth Service unless -

(a)   he is a British subject;

(b)   the Board is satisfied, after he has undergone a medical examination approved by the Board, as to his health and physical fitness;

(c)   the Board is satisfied that he is a fit and proper person to be an officer of the Commonwealth Service; and

(d)   he has made and subscribed, as prescribed, an oath or affirmation in accordance with the Fourth Schedule to this Act. "45. - (1.) The Board may, from time to time(a) hold examinations, or cause examinations to be held on its behalf, for the purposes of this Division; " (3.) An examination shall not be held under this section unless adequate public notice has been given, by notice published in the Gazette or otherwise, of the intention to hold the examination and of the prescribed particulars in relation to the examination.


" (3.) Except in the case of appointments under section thirty-eight, forty-seven b, forty-seven c or fifty-four of this Act, a person shall not be appointed to the Commonwealth Service except from among persons who have applied for appointment in pursuance of a notice under this section. 47c- (1.) Where the Board is satisfied that-

(a)   a person who was an officer -

(i)   retired from the Commonwealth Service in order to become a candidate for election as a member of a House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth or of a State;

(ii)   was a candidate at the election: and

(iii)   failed to be elected; and

(b)   the retirement took effect not earlier than one month before the date on which nominations for the election closed, the Board may, upon application by that person within two months after the declaration of the result of the election, re-appoint him to the Commonwealth Service under this section, at the same salary as he had immediately before his retirement. " (2.) A person may be re-appointed under this section without being required to undergo any medical examination and whether or not he is within the appropriate age limits for appointment determined under this Division or possesses the prescribed educational qualification. " (3.) A person may, if the Board thinks fit, be re-appointed under this section without probation.

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