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Thursday, 12 May 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) .- I move---

That after the word "apprentice" the words " or articles of service " be inserted.

This is to bring the clause' into conformity with the amendment made in the Defence Bill.

Amendment agreed to .

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 41 -

(1)   Any person employed under articles of apprenticeship who has in time of war enlisted in the Air Force shall, upon discharge from the Air Force, unless the Minister otherwise determines, be entitled within a period of three months after the date of his discharge,' to resume his employment under his articles of apprenticeship and the period served by him after discharge shall be deemed to he a continuance of the period served by him prior to enlistment. (2.)If any masterupontheapplicationof anapprenticewho is entitled under thelast precedingsub-sectiontoresumehis employment, refuses fo rremploy him, he shallbe quiltyofanoffence.

Penalty:Fifty pounds.

Amendment (by Senator Pearce) agreedto- after"apprenticeship" in line 2, the wordsor articles ofservice " be inserted.

Clause also consequentially amended.

Amendment . (by Senator Pearce) agreedto-

That after the word "pounds " the words "or imprisonment for six months or both " be inserted.

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