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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 67

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   ls he able to say whether the New South Wales State Government and some private employers make up the pay of their employees who are called up for national service.

(2)   ls it a fact that in some cases the amount of pay lost by a national serviceman during his period , of service represents a considerable financial sacrifice.

(3)   ls it inequitable that some national servicemen should suffer such a loss while others have their loss made up by their employers.

(4)   If so. will the Commonwealth follow, the example of the New South Wales Government and of those private employers who make up the pay of national servicemen by paying to Commonwealth employees who are called up for national service an amount equivalent to the difference between their national service pay and the amount which they would have received but for their call up.

Mr Gorton - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(i)   to (4) i refer the honourable member to the answer I gave today to Question No. 614.

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