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Thursday, 12 May 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) .- The amendment provides for the pay of Citizen Forces in their last year of training. Usually this training consists of one muster parade or registration for which the regulation would prescribe no pay; but if during this last year they should be required to do full training, that is in time of war, under the provisions of the Defence Act, . it is necessary that they should then be paid. This was previously overlooked in the Act.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 64 -

Section 132a of the principal Act is repealed. /Election proposed to berepealed- 132a. ( 1 ) Persons who are not liable to be trained under this Part of this Act amd who have served on war service may be' voluntarily enlisted in the Citizen Forces.

(2)   Persons voluntarily enlisting in the Citizen Forces under this section shall serve and be discharged in accordance with the provisions of Part III. of this Act, and shall receive pay as prescribed.

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